OK, my first question would be when you say setup a forum... is this saying that you already have a matching website w/ host and domain, or are you looking to obtain all of this for a forum based website?
I want to set up a forum where customers can post their own photos probably with a link from our website. I'd also like them to be able to chat and set up posts but I have no idea how to go about it.
What advice can you give? What's my starting point?