Is Area51 connected to phpBB.com?

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Re: Is Area51 connected to phpBB.com?

Post by Realisty » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:44 pm

Area51.phpbb.com is the testboard of phpbb, so it has everything to do with phpbb.com ;)

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Re: Is Area51 connected to phpBB.com?

Post by dinvla » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:52 am

Lol, been wandering the same. But why the subdomain "area51", why not "forum", or another more "logical" (quotes attaches because of the relativity of things) name? :?:
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Re: Is Area51 connected to phpBB.com?

Post by imkingdavid » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:06 pm

Here's a wikipedia article on Area 51. In short, it is the US Military's name for a military base in Nevada. That base is home to a lot of experimental aircraft and weapon systems.

Because the actual Area 51 is all about testing and experimenting, and this board is also about testing and experimenting new phpBB versions and features, they decided to call it by the same name.
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Re: Is Area51 connected to phpBB.com?

Post by MichaelC » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:40 pm

Alot of testing grounds for software's use the name 'area 51' cause area 51 bascilly means testing ground.

Its not the phpbb.com forum. Its the phpbb.com testing forum. The main forum is http://phpbb.com/community/. This forum is where the Development team can test things out ect., and is more for the developers, mod developers and stylers of phpbb. Rather than the main forums which is for normal phpbb.com members to get support and MODs and Styles and for mod/style authors.
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Re: Is Area51 connected to phpBB.com?

Post by Dog Cow » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:57 pm

Xsit3d wrote:Do you guys have anything to do with the development of the phpBB source?
We are the secret underground test facility. :)

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Re: Is Area51 connected to phpBB.com?

Post by Rotsblok » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:44 am

Dog Cow you weren't suppose to tell them. Now we can look forward to another major briefing by the dev team.. Last time it took 4 weeks.. :(
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