[solved] PhpBB3 Please!

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[solved] PhpBB3 Please!

Post by jacmoe » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:12 pm

I know it's going to be painfull, but I'd really like if the forum software was upgraded to PhpBB3.

I really hate it when I loose track of my read/unread posts when I log out.

As a moderator, I really need the new PhpBB3 feature:

[quote="PhpBB Doctor"] the feature that has most changed how I use phpbb.com is the “Read Trackingâ€
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Post by jacmoe » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:38 pm

Another reason to upgrade is the finer grained permission/moderating features. :wink:
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Re: PhpBB3 Please!

Post by betajaen » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:44 pm

jacmoe wrote:I mean, I do have a life. :?
Speaking of lives Jacmoe. Where have you been for the last few months?

And I agree a phpBB upgrade would be welcome; As long as it doesn't break anything and only takes a Sunday afternoon to do.
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Post by Klaim » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:50 pm

If i remember well, someone started to work on a new phpbb3 based layout...
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Re: PhpBB3 Please!

Post by jacmoe » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:55 pm

betajaen wrote:
jacmoe wrote:I mean, I do have a life. :?
Speaking of lives Jacmoe. Where have you been for the last few months?
Been moving from house to house too much. Four times in two years - that's shite. :x
Left me too knackered to do anything Ogre-wise. :(
betajaen wrote:And I agree a phpBB upgrade would be welcome; As long as it doesn't break anything and only takes a Sunday afternoon to do.
Let's hope so! :)
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Post by jacmoe » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:00 pm

It does look like it's easier to manage addons and upgrades in the new PhpBB. :wink:
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Post by DanielSefton » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:25 pm

Klaim wrote:If i remember well, someone started to work on a new phpbb3 based layout...
That would be me; and betajaen was working on a 'Web 2.0' alternative.

It's not entirely finished, but I stopped since I knew sinbad wouldn't be upgrading anytime soon; he also had problems with exporting/importing the monstrous database. I'd be happy to continue if we show any possible signs of upgrading.

I think we all know the advantages of phpBB3 after my rambling about it in the other thread. :roll:

But unless sinbad can get the time, and successfully migrate without any problems, phpBB2 ain't shifting.
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Post by jacmoe » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:40 pm

DanielSefton wrote: I think we all know the advantages of phpBB3 after my rambling about it in the other thread. :roll:
Whoops, didn't see that topic.

My reason for this feature request is because I really need to be able to actually moderate this forum.
The Ogre community is growing, and - unless I buy more RAM - my method is opening each and every new post since my last visit in a separate tab in Firefox is getting a bit unwieldy! :P

If, and only if, a PhpBB2 addon exsist which allows us to have a persistent read/unread feature, I'd be happy to stay with version 2.

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Yes, I am aware of Sinbads views on these matters, but now I think an upgrade is justifiable. :!:

'nuff said. :lol:
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Post by DanielSefton » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:57 pm

every new post since my last visit in a separate tab in Firefox is getting a bit unwieldy!
That's what I do - I open most of them in a new tab, scan through them, and close each once I'm done. It only takes a couple of minutes each day. :P
unless I buy more RAM
That's probably because you have months worth of 'new posts' to read! :lol:

An upgrade is certainly justifiable, but mainly in the sense that phpBB3 is like a fortress against spammers. :twisted:
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Post by jacmoe » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:39 pm

DanielSefton wrote:
every new post since my last visit in a separate tab in Firefox is getting a bit unwieldy!
That's what I do - I open most of them in a new tab, scan through them, and close each once I'm done. It only takes a couple of minutes each day. :P
unless I buy more RAM
That's probably because you have months worth of 'new posts' to read! :lol:
It will happen again, believe me!
Right now there seem to be less Ogre forum activity than 'usual' - well, nothing is 'usual' when it's about Ogre!
In busy periods, however, you really can't oversee what's happening.
It's crazy..! :)
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Post by sinbad » Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:36 am

I'm running a test upgrade to 3.0.4 on my test server right now. The main upgrade takes about a couple of hours, then regenerating the search index looks like it will take another 4-5 hours. Then there's a few settings to change.

However, it went much smoother than 3.0.0 - they've obviously fixed the upgrade process a bit. I'm thinking of doing it over the xmas period when things are quieter (both in my schedule, and in the community). I'll need to do a few more tests first though.

I decided to keep it simple with the theme, much like the current one it's based of a recoloured version of the default theme. I need to figure out where to put the shortcut buttons too.

I have no idea if I'll get time to do the add-ons forum though. I considered trying to merge them but there seems to be no good way to do that right now.
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Post by spacegaier » Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:39 am

What do you mean by merging the main and the addons forum? Making one big out of them? I think it's rather good as it is, because otherwise the main forum would become too large!

I'd let it as it is right now. It's really good!

I also hoped for a second that updating to phpBB3 also meant to upgrade to PHP5, but (unfortunately :wink: ) that is not needed...
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Post by sinbad » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:50 am

spacegaier wrote:What do you mean by merging the main and the addons forum? Making one big out of them? I think it's rather good as it is, because otherwise the main forum would become too large!
Yeah - it's just the fact that you can multiply nest forums now and the 'post since last visit' has been replaced by a proper 'read' flag, so the size would be less of a problem. But, it's not really feasible right now.
I also hoped for a second that updating to phpBB3 also meant to upgrade to PHP5, but (unfortunately :wink: ) that is not needed...
Nope, and that's a good thing, since my server support contract is based on RHEL4 right now.
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Re: PhpBB3 Please!

Post by syd » Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:10 pm

small request here, it may be just a matter of being used to, but would feel more comfortable if the author of a post is displayed on the left side =)
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Re: PhpBB3 Please!

Post by jacmoe » Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:15 pm

Well, it is.
I see clearly a "by syd >> Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:10 pm" in the post sub-title. :wink:
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Re: [solved] PhpBB3 Please!

Post by syd » Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:40 pm

heheh thanks for pointing out this detail =)
I'm used look at the avatar first ;)
so I guess you prefer the new layout heh
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Re: [solved] PhpBB3 Please!

Post by jacmoe » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:16 pm

I like it. It's less cluttered.
It takes a while to get used to, though. :)
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