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Should we upgrade the songfight forums to phpbb 3.0?

Poll ended at Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:19 pm

Yes
6
40%
No
4
27%
I don't know and/or care
5
33%
 
Total votes: 15
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Upgrade SFBB to PHPBB 3.0?

Postby jb » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:19 pm

Please take the poll, and weigh in on the thread if you have something useful to say.

Here is a comparison of the current version vs. 3.0: http://www.phpbb.com/about/features/
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Postby Hoblit » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:31 pm

yeah, but what does it mean to <i>ME</I> ?

I kid.

I am all for updating, but does this mean we lose all of the current threads/posts etc... ?

IF YES THEN
only update if YOU/FIGHTMASTERS want to.

IF NO THEN
Update if its NOT too much of a pain. If its labor intensive...then don't do it until YOU/FIGHMASTERS want to.

I think its a balance of the costs in regards to losing lots of good information in ratio with how much work it will be for ya'll to implement this.
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Postby jb » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:35 pm

We wouldn't do it if it involved losing the existing posts.
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Postby Hoblit » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:44 pm

jb wrote:We wouldn't do it if it involved losing the existing posts.


Then what are you wasting our time for, get to f$%*~! work already, geez.



Wait, that was totally out of line. What I meant to say was, an upgrade would be so totally nice. Is there any way we can help?
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Postby jb » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:49 pm

Well, somebody might have TRIED it before and gained some experience that says "don't do it" or "do it X way" or "do it but be careful of Y".

Duh.
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Postby Hoblit » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:57 pm

jb wrote:Well, somebody might have TRIED it before and gained some experience that says "don't do it" or "do it X way" or "do it but be careful of Y".

Duh.



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Postby HeuristicsInc » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:07 pm

Any idea if it will help our recent problem with "hit the submit button and it may finish submitting in a couple minutes"? Or is that an issue with the size of the board? As long as it doesn't get slower, this is probably a good idea.
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Postby Reist » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:06 am

I like the idea of an updated board. It looks like you can send pms to whole groups at a time, so that would probably help out people organizing secret hxaros and stuff. From the looks of it, it's definitely superior in features, and if we don't lose all the old posts, I say go for it.
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Re: Upgrade SFBB to PHPBB 3.0?

Postby Reist » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:46 pm

Hmmmmm. I like how the smilies are on the right now. It'll be nice once we have the SF logo instead of phpBB though. :wink:
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Re: Upgrade SFBB to PHPBB 3.0?

Postby obscurity » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:22 pm

Hell, if I'd known it'd give us killfiles and the ability to hide avatars/sigs/smileys, I'd have been pestering you to install this till you got sick of hearing from me. Nice one!
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Re: Upgrade SFBB to PHPBB 3.0?

Postby roymond » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:56 pm

ok, I'm thinking job well done, JB. Looks like this went relatively smoothly, or you're hiding some behind the scenes drama. Thanks!

Yeah, there'll be some down sides to any upgrade :twisted:
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Re: Upgrade SFBB to PHPBB 3.0?

Postby king_arthur » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:01 pm

There seems to be a little weirdness with Private Messages - Paco sent me a couple and was told they couldn't be sent, so he deleted them, but then I got them, except the message said that the original message had been deleted.

And it seems like I'm getting more email notifications of new messages than I'm getting actual messages.

I haven't been tracking this with my usual obsessiveness, just letting you know that the PM handling may be a little flaky at the moment...

Nonetheless, thanks for doing the upgrade, JB! Hooray, FMs!

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Re: Upgrade SFBB to PHPBB 3.0?

Postby Kill Me Sarah » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:58 am

Just discovered a cool feature of this new one... I was posting a reply to a thread, but before I had posted, Spud had posted something, so before submitting, it let me read the new post and adjust my post accordingly. This should eliminate a billion "[edit: so-and-so beat me to it]" type posts.
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Re: Upgrade SFBB to PHPBB 3.0?

Postby Reist » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:04 pm

Kill Me Sarah wrote:Just discovered a cool feature of this new one... I was posting a reply to a thread, but before I had posted, Spud had posted something, so before submitting, it let me read the new post and adjust my post accordingly. This should eliminate a billion "[edit: so-and-so beat me to it]" type posts.

I noticed that. It caught me off guard the first time, but it'll definitely be helpful.

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