Today as I was browsing the forums as I do every other day, I came up with a brilliant idea (at least in my opinion). I'm thinking about starting up a forum for members of the Coast Guard. As far as competition, I have none. The only other sites that offer a place for coast guard members to sit down and converse about certain topics is military.com which just redirects people to the other competitor which is fredsplace.org.
I think I've come up with a killer name which also happens to be available for purchase. Before I jump into this project I just want to have some questions answered.
-What kind of software/program would I need to manage a forum?
-What tips could I get to help me get some legit CG members to visit and sign up?
-What kind of legal issues could I face using CG pictures and other things on my site?
-Anyone interested in helping out on the project?
Thanks in advance for any advice. I know it might seem off the wall but it's just an idea which I can contribute to in soo many ways!