Message boards are great for creating communities for special interest groups focusing both online as well as offline groups through a common portal. Whether its a commercial interest you represent or a hobby site, offering a common board for communication can revolutionise your communications. Whilst there are many free message board options, using this cheap TWS option allows you the peace of mind of owning your own chunk of cyber space and not being at the whim of a service provider that could shut the boards down at any moment. You also get your own domain which in many instances is far more user friendly than abstract sub domain.
Simple Machines forum is relativly new to the TWS portfolio of offerings but boasts demonstrably more resiliant spam resistance.
TWS can get your message board up and running quickly, often within a few hours, but certainly within 24-48 hours.