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Should the forum get an upgrade to phpBB3?
Yes
28%
 28%  [ 9 ]
No
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
Couldn't give a monkeys
31%
 31%  [ 10 ]
Way in over my head
34%
 34%  [ 11 ]
Total Votes : 32

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MTP



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:06 am    Post subject: Should the forum get an upgrade Reply with quote

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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ARTHUR



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont understand a word of above.... did your press submit key after night in your dive?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beyond me. Paddling pool still seems good.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go for it - I love an upgrade too!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be nice if it worked on a mobile.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick Sanderson wrote:
It would be nice if it worked on a mobile.


OK. Addicted but not that addicted.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would certainly be good if uploading pictures was easier.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Should the forum get an upgrade Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PHPBB??

?perhaps have piss before breakfast
Pretty hard perverted bad basted?
Pisssed having partaken bears bar
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