I have seen many webmasters playing with forums and i never thought they could be really success anything. One day i understood how nice is to be a big webmaster forum owner and decided to work on it.
I made my first forum as webmaster forum only to be over one of these forums. I did not know how to install it and i paid 50$ bucks one of friend to install.
It's right now not 2.5 years of age. It had over 84.000 members, over 200.000 messages and 60.000 new topics. Now it's on alexa 183 on turkish rankng and going high like rock.
I passed all other webmaster forums who can competitate.
So i say impossible is nothing. If you work hard on it you can do that shorter time i am sure.
This success story made me believe i can do that a forum bigger than digitalpoint. I think it takes 4 years only for me
by this speed.