Now dependent on class.inputfilter_clean.php found in package http://www.phpclasses.org/browse/file/8942.html cp bbs_xyz.tgz /srv/www/htdocs (for instance) cd '/srv/www/htdocs/' tar -xvzf bbs_xyz.tgz chmod 777 sys_config.inc mkdir /srv/www/htdocs/bbs mkdir /srv/www/htdocs/bbs/2006 (default forum, for instance) chmod -R 777 /srv/www/htdocs/bbs now point your browser at bbsconfig.inc Note: robot forum spammers are currently kept somewhat under control with a hard-coded list of keywords and domain names in isPorno.inc. This does require ongoing editing of isPorno.inc It wouldn't take much to add a captcha function to the new_post function. I may do tha someday. I haven't done it yet, because the users might not like the extra step. My users really do like this forum.