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Should the forum get an upgrade to phpBB3?

Yes
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28%
No
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6%
Couldn't give a monkeys
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31%
Way in over my head
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Should the forum get an upgrade

Post by MTP » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:06 am

Being a bleeding edge kind of bear, I always like to have the latest updates possible. There's an argument of don't fix what's not broken, though, for the steady eddies out there.

Given the recent coding shenanigans, this forums age perhaps began to show - it runs on phpBB2 - there's now phpBB3 and upgrading should be fairly straightforward and carry forward the legacy of all the work I've put in to my post count (and some others' drivel as well).

Should we upgrade?
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Post by ARTHUR » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:35 am

Dont understand a word of above.... did your press submit key after night in your dive?

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Post by eagle » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:44 am

Beyond me. Paddling pool still seems good.
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Post by DG » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:57 am

Go for it - I love an upgrade too!
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Post by Rick Sanderson » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:26 pm

It would be nice if it worked on a mobile.

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Post by eagle » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:50 pm

Rick Sanderson wrote:It would be nice if it worked on a mobile.
OK. Addicted but not that addicted.
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Post by Ford Prefect » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:14 pm

It would certainly be good if uploading pictures was easier.

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Re: Should the forum get an upgrade

Post by lion » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:51 pm

MTP wrote:Being a bleeding edge kind of bear, I always like to have the latest updates possible. There's an argument of don't fix what's not broken, though, for the steady eddies out there.

Given the recent coding shenanigans, this forums age perhaps began to show - it runs on phpBB2 - there's now phpBB3 and upgrading should be fairly straightforward and carry forward the legacy of all the work I've put in to my post count (and some others' drivel as well).

Should we upgrade?
Bear can you briefly outline for simple folk like me the benefit of upgrading and also any disads of phpBB3 platform.

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Post by Rick Sanderson » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:54 pm

eagle wrote:
Rick Sanderson wrote:It would be nice if it worked on a mobile.
OK. Addicted but not that addicted.
Not necessarily a phone, was thinking about tablets.

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Post by MTP » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:51 am

advantages:
  • more modern appearance
  • better mobile compatibility
  • additional features both front end and back end, for members this should mean a better experience when posting
  • better compliance with newer server software standards
disadvantages:
  • downtime during upgrade
  • additional work for the boss to do
  • risk of it all going horribly wrong
  • loss of familiarity
neither of these are extensive and I haven't gone in to details about the additional features for the users as some of these may be able to be achieved with the use of mods on the current system (???). There are many mods/enhancements available for each system, and there are risks and benefits of incorporating them.
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Post by Rick Sanderson » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:13 pm

There's something warming about a stock install of phpBB still serving it's purpose after all these years, while everything else on the web has been fannied about with and endlessly updated and 'improved'.

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Post by ARTHUR » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:21 pm

PHPBB??

?perhaps have piss before breakfast
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