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PostPosted: 24 Jan 2009, 20:15 
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is there a technical reason why the forum has not been updated to v3.xx ??
custom mods that are not compatible with v3 ? and you can't do without ?
database issues ?
what ?

there's just so many new features/settings in the newer versions, that you really should - even if you start fresh and only migrate the users, and keep the old forum locked for read only.




(and yeah, i have a phpbb forum myself.) :wink:


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PostPosted: 24 Jan 2009, 21:11 
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Upgrading from phpbb2 -> 3 is a very heavy task in it self, not to mention all of the custom goodness like the whole template that would need to be redone.


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PostPosted: 24 Jan 2009, 21:34 
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Least you guys are lucky/well prepared. I swore off phpbb forums because every time I hosted one they were hacked within two months.


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PostPosted: 25 Jan 2009, 13:01 
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We looked at doing this some time ago but we decided not to do this soon. Perhaps in the future we will but at this time it's simply to much work.


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PostPosted: 25 Jan 2009, 14:36 
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There have been a lot of alterations to the 'base' phpBB2 package, from what I understand, and shifting to phpBB3, while also maintaining a uniform look across the whole site (forum, wiki, and so on) is not going to be the easiest task in the world.


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PostPosted: 25 Jan 2009, 22:21 
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Honestly...if it ain't broke...:)


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PostPosted: 26 Jan 2009, 06:01 
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There were three reasons:

1) The mods. These were mostly around anti-spam and resizing pics. phpBB3 has these built in, and I don't think we'd have to worry about that.

2) New admin system. I really don't want to "learn on the job" on the WSGF. Too much at stake

3) New styles system. I have to figure out how to port our style over to the new system.

I am loading and running phpBB3 for another client, so I now have some intro experience with #2, and will be getting it with #3.

The phpBB folks have stopped supporting phpBB2, so we need to migrate as soon as we can. It ain't broke, but we do need to make the switch. It's just a matter of getting the time to learn, prep and make it happen.


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PostPosted: 26 Jan 2009, 11:18 
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It's a big job. I'm currently learning to skin phpbb3 so once we have it swapped over new layout you think?

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PostPosted: 27 Jan 2009, 00:17 
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Yea. That's the biggest thing. I found a skin that had a left nav. Just need to see how they did that, and steal it.


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PostPosted: 27 Jan 2009, 00:21 
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...and steal it.

"Use for reference."

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