How Many Of Your Users Care?

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dackofdoom
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How Many Of Your Users Care?

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I'm just curious how many of you with relatively big forums notice that users are excited, or even know about, phpBB3

I have two forums, each with over 1000 users (which isnt that big, but still...) and i dont think one of them has made a post saying: "Are you gonna upgrade to phpBB3!?!?"

I think I'm mostly upgrading because I love doing computer projects with forums, and I also love having a chance to mess some stuff up :)

What about you guys? Do you think your users care if you upgrade? If so, what do you think they're looking forward to most? I already know that my users will like the new subforum feature, because they have complained about that for ages...
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Re: How Many Of Your Users Care?

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Quite a few of the users on our forums have expressed a wish to upgrade to a "better" forum script, they mainly ask for IPB because they have experience with it on other sites. I have made it clear that we will upgrade to phpBB3 as soon as it comes out. This is not just because of the price, I am very impressed with how phpBB3 has developed, IPB and VB are ridiculously bloated with unnecessary features, and full UTF8 implementation has cemented that choice.

I guess it depends on the forum, if there are interesting discussions you wish to observe more closely, i.e. using a more advanced UCP like phpBB3 has, then the users will be unhappy with phpBB2's outdated (lack of) features.
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Mine have been waiting almost since they were formed nearly four years ago. It's actually become something of a running joke.
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Same here. Years ago my members were excited about it and now, well, they just laugh about it. They will not believe it till they see it. :lol:
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Here as well... I started the forum on an illegal copy of vb, then we went to phpbb and since then (more than 3 years ago) I've been telling them that "phpbb 3.0 will be out soon". It's been the joke of the forum for over a year now.
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i have a very small community (only about 120 users); most of whom are not computer-savvy; though about 7 of them have asked - most of those 7 are my beta testers! lol
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My members are opposed to the change. They find 3.0 too complicated, especially the UCP. They seem to be happy with what they are comfortable with. I am sure they will like it after they get the chance to use it for a while.
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Re: How Many Of Your Users Care?

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Martin Blank wrote: Mine have been waiting almost since they were formed nearly four years ago. It's actually become something of a running joke.


Heh, same here on my fairly large forums... whenever someone asks if x feature can be implemented, the response is usually "wait for phpBB 3.0" - someone will usually always comment on it being a wait forever or something. "phpBB 3.0!" on its own has become a line that kind of signifies that. And every year in my "Christmas speech" I've predicted that the next year would be the year of phpBB 3.0... maybe this year I'll actually be right. :mrgreen:
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I haven't told my users and they haven't asked. I'll most likely notify them the day gold is released that we'll be upgrading to 3.0 in 2 weeks. I want to upgrade for the extra mod features and performance enhancements. I probably won't use all the 3.0 features in order to keep it simple for my users.
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dackofdoom
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DragonlordP wrote: Here as well... I started the forum on an illegal copy of vb, then we went to phpbb and since then (more than 3 years ago) I've been telling them that "phpbb 3.0 will be out soon". It's been the joke of the forum for over a year now.



Hmmm i had a similar experience.. Started with a questionable copy of Invision and then got a certain unhappy message from Invision and then moved to phpBB and for the most part my users like phpBB, but miss some of the features with invision such as subforums and the default skin
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