There are hundreds of ASP members who will swear that the best thing about the ASP is the conversations that have gone on our forums. It’s rare that a question gets asked that doesn’t get an intelligent answer from someone who has “been there.” The discussions are private; you will hear answers to questions in members that you won’t hear elsewhere, because the forums aren’t open to the rest of the world.
Recently, the ASP has upgraded our discussion technology. Our new forums are mobile-enabled and responsive, encrypted with SSL, still private, and we can now embed images, videos, polls, and more. Our old newsgroups are still available, read-only, for our members to search and browse hundreds of thousands of messages and many years of accumulated software business marketing & tech know-how tips.
There are several sets of ASP forums. First, there are the ASP Member group of forums, including Members for general software and business topics, Marketing for marketing-related topics, Technical for programming and HTML help, and the community groups for off-topic chatter. Recently a new forum, Classifieds, has been created for posting member offers and other trading-type posts.
There are also forums for the board of directors and for various projects, including Boardroom and the assorted committee forums. Depending on the work in progress in each committee room, you may or may not be able to read the messages in these rooms, or even see the group names. If you are joining one of these forums, the myBB Administrator will turn on access for you, and then you’ll be able to see and read the committee areas.
Web-Based Interface and Search Feature:
If you are an ASP member, please click on the following link for a Web-Based Interface to the ASP forums. If it’s your first visit, click Register at the top of the page and follow the instructions to create your login.
Groups for ASP Members Only:
About MyBB – Help area for the myBB forums.
Classifieds – This forum is for discussing member offers and member press releases.
Members – Where all the hot microISV topics are discussed!
Marketing – Where marketing strategies and tips are shared.
Mobile – Development topics for and about mobile platforms.
Official – Official announcements.
Pad Specifications – Help shape the future of PAD by participating in the forum dedicated to defining the PAD Specs.
Schmooze / Soapbox – Talk with other members around the “water cooler”.
SIG_Games – This forum is for discussing all aspects of computer games and is intended for use by the provisional ASP Indie Games Special Interest Group (SIG).
Technical – Have a technology/programming question? Ask it here!
Townhall – This forum is for discussion of ASP activities, direction, and organization.
Website – Committee group, open to all members, for working on ASP website projects.