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Forum upgrade

Post by takyoji » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:23 pm

Currently we're under the process of upgrading to phpBB 3. All the posts, accounts, private messages, the wolf emoticons and everything will be transferred, so don't worry about that. If the forum appears to be inactive for sometime, don't be alarmed as it's most likely that we're transferring data to the new forum. When we convert to phpBB 3, it simply copies all the posts from this forum and doesn't make any changes to it. So it's likely that you might not even see the forum being inactive at all (maybe for 5 minutes, however).

The reason for the upgrade is:
  • More features (as always)
  • More security settings
  • Faster and more effecient (has caching features that phpBB 2 doesn't)
  • Keeping up-to-date
  • Hopefully less problems
  • Logging, so we (the admins) can keep an eye on what's being done by admins and moderators.
  • The modifications we made to this forum are now standard features in phpBB 3.
  • And a load more that I feel is unnecessary to continue blabbing about anyway.
If for some reason that everyone hates the upgrade, which we can always easily revert.
Otherwise, we aren't going to replace the current forum quite yet. We'll probably give out a preview first, then we'll move it over.
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Post by Blue-eyes in the dark » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:28 pm

sounds good to me but i'm only speaking for myself. :D
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Post by takyoji » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:41 pm

One thing I got nagged about upgrading was that it would be less secure. But the joke here is that this forum has numerous modifications to it's code, and for each modification there's a more likely chance of a crack being opened. And see, if we installed a modification (which is made by a third-parties, not the actual phpBB team) and someone found a crack, we wouldn't know about since it's unsupported by the phpBB developers anyway. So really, there's probably bugs all over that we don't even know about.

But all the modifications(which can open cracks) for new features we make on this forum (phpBB 2), are actually standard features in phpBB 3. Thus, those features are supported by the developers of phpBB, so if there was a bug with them, a fix would be included in an upgrade for the forum and would get fixed rather than having bugs sitting around that are unsupported and won't get fixed (because they'd be unknown, by the way).

Some of the modifications are like the birthday modification, or the gender modification. Or even spoiler tags, which didn't come with phpBB 2, so it had to be modified to be able to. And in phpBB 3, the birthday and gender fields are actually built-in features, thus we don't have to modify it.

And as far as bugs in phpBB 3 itself, it's actually been going through bug fixing and public testing for over a year and has finally be released as a gold version. But if any bugs in phpBB 2 popup, they won't be fixed because phpBB 2 is no longer supported.
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Post by Xiroteus » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:54 pm

The only thing I do not want to see is security questions (that are scrambled up and cannot be read well the first time) for searches.

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Post by *nagowteena* » Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:40 pm


I second that!
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Post by Shadow Wulf » Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:41 pm

As long as you can transfer the layout of the forum to over there then its fine with me.
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Post by RedEye » Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:39 pm

Yeah-thougt about it; and I guess we might as well. It will work better, and we get better protections, too.
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