content management systems …

tried really hard to find anything to built a forum/blog on joomla, but besides some commercial solutions i did not find anything promising so far

maybe it’s just easier to link to some PHP/JS/CGI solution that can use the mysql that my host offers, and have the content created seperately? but if i want to have my article as a starting point in a forum i should be able to just allow comments from others without cut/paste the same words a couple of times … frustrating!