I'm looking to make a new website for my fraternity and think that a password protected forum would be the best bet for the active members section. I'm trying to find forum software that is pretty cheap and easy to use with all the usual capabilities like imbedding images into posts, search functions, sticky threads, moderators, etc. I really like vbulletin but it seems like it might be a little expensive. I'd like to use the forums for everything from putting up pictures of events to signing up for trips to just fucking around. It's important that the software allow me to approve members though so we don't have non-fraternity members being able to access the forum. This is probably frowned upon, but are there any free versions of vbulletin out there? How do forums work anyway? Do I just copy and paste the code into whatever I have? I'm only really familiar with HTML and was just going to do the page in that... am I still going to be able to put in a forum? Thanks for any help!