An '''internet forum''' or a '''message bo … An '''internet forum''' or a '''message board''' is a type of website which hosts discussions about various topics. Forum discussions take the form of messages posted by various users, so unlike on a [[chat room]] not every participant has to be online for any particular participant to see a message posted on the forum. A forum can be about baseball, [[animu]], [[Pokeymans]], or any other subject.
Some websites directly host internet forums. Those sites include Yuku ([[EZBoard]]).
Some companies offer software used by site owners to set up message boards. Software packages include [[phpBB]].
The largest internet forum in [[Japan]] is [[2channel]], and [[Tianya Club]], a [[Chinese]] forum, is among the most visited sites in the world. among the most visited sites in the world.