My brother plays Megalomania a lot. He wanted to create a private forum away from the official game forums where he and his group of friends and allies could discuss strategies, evil galaxy domination plots and etc. He didn’t want to invest any money into it – he just wanted a free forum, preferably without annoying ads but he couldn’t find anything good out there.
I did some googling and found the FreeForums.org site. They offer to host a fully functional PHPBB for you with no ads or popups. I think they do have some limits on uploads, but I don’t think they have an upper cap on how big your forum can grow.
Their domain naming is also pretty good – you will simply get a subdomain under freeforums.org (ie. foo.freeforums.org). Sounds like a really great deal if you ask me.
If you are looking to set up a forum, and you want it to be hosted for free without ads, go check them out.
[tags]forums, free forums, phpbb, free phpbb, freeforums.org[/tags]