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Tempest
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:04 pm Reply with quote
Hi All,

We're going to be finally upgrading the ANN forum in the very near future.

Over the years we looked at a couple other forum softwares, including Xenforo, but ultimately we're leaning very heavily towards the current version of PHPBB3, 3.3.1

Upgrading from PHPBB2 to 3 will allow us to keep all the old forums, and discussions in place, as well as keeping a familiar (but upgraded) interface that people are used to. Modifying it for our needs would also be a bit simpler as we would be able to look at what modifications we already made on PHPBB2.

That said, we haven't 100% committed to this yet, so I'm here to ask if there are any strong suggestions for other software.
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Otakuch



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:17 pm Reply with quote
Tempest wrote:
Hi All,

We're going to be finally upgrading the ANN forum in the very near future.

Over the years we looked at a couple other forum softwares, including Xenforo, but ultimately we're leaning very heavily towards the current version of PHPBB3, 3.3.1

Upgrading from PHPBB2 to 3 will allow us to keep all the old forums, and discussions in place, as well as keeping a familiar (but upgraded) interface that people are used to. Modifying it for our needs would also be a bit simpler as we would be able to look at what modifications we already made on PHPBB2.

That said, we haven't 100% committed to this yet, so I'm here to ask if there are any strong suggestions for other software.

PHPBB3 is fair enough.
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Errinundra
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:42 pm Reply with quote
Going to PHPBB3 would be great, for very self-centred reasons.

That aside, I'm looking forward to a shiny new ANN.
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Snomaster1
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:27 am Reply with quote
Forgive me for asking this but I have no idea what this means for someone like me or how this'll make things better for me.
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Tempest
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:33 pm Reply with quote
Errinundra wrote:
Going to PHPBB3 would be great, for very self-centred reasons.


That's actually a really good point. We have a lot of evergreen discussion threads going on.
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cuyler



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:30 pm Reply with quote
Hello, don't mind me but what is PHPBB3 ?
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Otakuch



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:41 pm Reply with quote
cuyler wrote:
Hello, don't mind me but what is PHPBB3 ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhpBB This article would give you an idea.
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Tempest
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply with quote
cuyler wrote:
Hello, don't mind me but what is PHPBB3 ?


Our forum is a very heavily modified version of PHPBB2. The developers of PHPBB stopped working on PHPBB2 over a decade ago (although we've continued to modify our installation with custom code).

PHPBB2 was replaced by PHPBB3 ages ago, and they continue to develop it.
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