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by blockrocker
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums
Replies: 71
Views: 77491

Re: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums

I just found out that Stack Exchange is actually free and open software. Previously I thought it's not available for everyone or that you would atleast have to pay for it. This means that I will be moving my business there and wont need the things I was asking for in this thread anymore. Sorry for t...
by blockrocker
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums
Replies: 71
Views: 77491

Re: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums

Stack exchange software had been specifically developed for Q&A format. phpbb is not going to be better for that task no matter what we do. While it might not get better, it can still get "good enough". And it doesn't even need a very complicated system: shouldn't a database table for users and ano...
by blockrocker
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums
Replies: 71
Views: 77491

Re: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums

Bloat bloat bloat bloat bloat bloat bloat bloat (I think I covered all 8 points of yours). Do you feel the same way about Youtube's thumbs up/thumbs down system? Is the Facebook's like system also unnecessary bloat? Or the rating-system at eBay? What do all those systems have in common? They create...
by blockrocker
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums
Replies: 71
Views: 77491

Re: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums

Here are some of the features a integrated reputation system might make possible: -Reward posters by earned reputation in order to increase forum activity (great for a starting forum and better than simply rewarding based on the number of posts since this creates spam) -Track unwanted behavior by mo...
by blockrocker
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums
Replies: 71
Views: 77491

Re: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums

If a mobile phone only had the capability to make calls and texts built in, and then the user could download a web browser through an app store (similar to a modification through the customisation database), there wouldn't be any problems. I, for one, get annoyed when mobile phone manufacturers for...
by blockrocker
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums
Replies: 71
Views: 77491

Re: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums

phpBB is, by definition, a bulletin board software. I don't really understand why it should matter what phpBB is currently. We need to think what it needs to be in the future in order to stay relevant. Imagine if mobile phone makers would have said "A mobile phone is by definition a phone, not an i...
by blockrocker
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums
Replies: 71
Views: 77491

Re: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums

You are right, that's what it is at the moment. I'm trying to think what it should be in the future in order to still attract visitors. All the popular platforms are using upvotes/likes these days and they have a good reason for doing that. It shouldn't be just a mod because a stack overflow type of...
by blockrocker
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums
Replies: 71
Views: 77491

Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums

Hi! I'm running tens of Phpbb-forums and working hard to make internet content production a substantial part of my income. Because of this I feel that it's very important to try to predict future and the threats there might be for my existing forums. I'm trying to ask the question "What might cause ...