There are soooo many other matrix-oriented software programs out there. It might not make sense, but you *could* includes others I would think. Like for instance, Quickbooks? I a lot of small business people use that. I've come across many. Maybe it's way out of left field though, and has no business on the forum....
do you have enough pounds over there to be doing that, sir? or would it be an add-on domain? those are cheap, at least here in the USA. and also here in the USA, every company offers literally hundreds of subdomains for free with a primary.
well I don't run forums Jon, so I would have no idea. but a forum is just a domain, isn't it? If you already have a hosting plan, what's wrong with just starting another forum as an add-on domain to that hosting plan? or are the hosting companies different over there in Big Ben land?
I would use the same host. But the forum software itself costs $150 to $200. Then add-ons. Renewal fees. The domain cost is negligible. And then it is very hard to get a forum established and thriving.