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What do you think about the future of phpBB board software?

Postby newsbee_2 » 22 Jan 2012, 10:16

I was reading http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2143698 but it is too technical for me, so I thought we might discuss the future of phpBB software here - in more layman's terms.

I have three forums, two in phpBB and one in MyBB. I've never run boards in vBulletin or Invision. Are there other board software packages worth considering? What do you think?

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Postby RMcGirr83 » 22 Jan 2012, 12:10

FWIW, I do think phpBB is falling behind other forum software with the biggest difference being the lack of a "module" system (upload the mod and no need to edit files). Then again I think the whole idea behind forum software is soon to go the way of the dodo bird due to facebook, etc.

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Re: What do you think about the future of phpBB board softwa

Postby martin123456 » 22 Jan 2012, 13:57

I'm with rich on this one most ppl go to facebook and why ?

1 its free
2 any nub can create a group there
3 no setting any thing up that needs a brain cell

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Postby steve » 22 Jan 2012, 14:32

Face book might have lots of options and eassy for nubs too use but there code is crap and unsafe!
And there aint nout wrong with phpBB its fun :popcorn:
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Re: What do you think about the future of phpBB board softwa

Postby newsbee_2 » 22 Jan 2012, 15:38

RMcGirr83 wrote:phpBB is falling behind other forum software with the biggest difference being the lack of a "module" system (upload the mod and no need to edit files). Then again I think the whole idea behind forum software is soon to go the way of the dodo bird due to facebook, etc.

On the module system, I think phpBB developers are developing something along the lines of other bulletin boards - hooks or whatever it will be called.

Facebook and the like make life more difficult, of course. But then we all are - in a way - FB's competitors, as we maintain our own boards. I've used, but not extensively, a new mod which introduces FB-like features to phpBB (social network mod). Its not finished yet and I got tired of permanent updates and upgrades. But, maybe, this is the way to go?

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Re: What do you think about the future of phpBB board softwa

Postby RMcGirr83 » 22 Jan 2012, 15:40

On the module system, I think phpBB developers are developing something along the lines of other bulletin boards - hooks or whatever it will be called.


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Re: What do you think about the future of phpBB board softwa

Postby newsbee_2 » 22 Jan 2012, 17:16

We'll see what will be soon. Or not so soon.

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Postby steve » 23 Jan 2012, 18:46

I Can understand phpBB3 needs a "nub" feature to install mods ,addon's what ever have you ,but i don't see why people demand so many "Features" when its free ,it most be time consuming for developers of the software to commit so much time ,when i presume they also have a career in software development for the internet!!

I spend time at work and time on phpBB3 but ,work comes first ,and no one gets paid for phpBB3 development its a contribution towards the software and and the love of coding with in phpBB3

My penny spent.

Look forward to phpBB4 ,as that's where everybody thinks phpBB3 should be at!

PS. Does any one want too pay for phpBB3 software?
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Re: What do you think about the future of phpBB board softwa

Postby newsbee_2 » 28 Jan 2012, 09:28

We'll have to choose from among other board software packages on the market.

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Re: What do you think about the future of phpBB board softwa

Postby zac2613_2 » 29 Jan 2012, 20:39

RMcGirr83 wrote:FWIW, I do think phpBB is falling behind other forum software with the biggest difference being the lack of a "module" system (upload the mod and no need to edit files).


I agree,
But isn't this to change in future phpBB boards, eg 3.1?
I have played around with MyBB on a testboard & it's not a bad bit of free software to be honest, However, It doesnt have the same variety of Mods that phpBB has to offer.

Personally, I will stick with phpBB when it comes to free board software & opt out of adding more styles on a heavily Modded Board.lol

FWIW, MyBB won the 2011 award for best free software

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http://www.forum-software.org/news/05012012-announcing-best-forum-software-2011


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Re: What do you think about the future of phpBB board softwa

Postby newsbee_2 » 01 Feb 2012, 10:56

I have one board on MyBB and it has quite a few mods, in fact. Depends what you want, a board for users, or a board to play with for yourself ;)

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Postby steve » 01 Feb 2012, 11:26

Traitor!! :P
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Postby newsbee_2 » 01 Feb 2012, 12:17

Only potential ;)

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