New to ASP, Want To Code a BBS

hello, im completely new to ASP and wish to learn how to code a BBS/Forum similar to this one from scratch. can anyone help me?
4/13/2004 6:49:51 PM 91979 articles. 3 followers. Follow

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hello u can download this forum that u r using here follow this link:
best of luck.
Bilal Hadiar, MCP, MCTS, MCPD, MCT
Microsoft MVP - Telerik MVP
4/13/2004 7:13:13 PM
thanks, but i really want to do it myself from scratch, i just need to know where to start.
4/13/2004 7:14:45 PM
The first thing I did was to build the database tables.  The I sat and thought about all the different actions users and administrators were likely to want to take and started making the stored procedures for them.  Then came the business objects that wrapped up those database calls.  Then on top of that came the business logic that wasn't database related.  Finallly, around then, my graphic designer turned over some HTML and graphics and it was time to put it all together with a UI.

My forums are pretty basic, but so are my users and they don't like lots of functionality. You can see the end result here:
I had a lot of fun writing them, and they've evolved quite a bit over the past 9 months that they've been around (they were done to mirror the functionality of an older, VB6 based messageboard DLL).
One thing that's not obvious from the UI is that I log the IP of EVERY post. Trust me, if your site starts getting some traffic you'll thank yourself for it later when you can ban unruly users' IPs.
4/13/2004 8:42:11 PM

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