Unknown Bliss wrote:It is an old phpBB 2 style. Shouldn't have been brought this far in my opinion. Not all MOD Authors support it as most find it annoying to have to provide updates for it.
I am failing to see why you have suddenly changed your mind concerning it. Sure work has been done on it, so what? Things that have been worked on get trashed all the time in real life. Further by leaving the style in 3.1 but without the "fluff" of prosilver, I think you guys/gals are opening yourselves up for a lot of "Well that sucks! Who determined that subsilver2 was the poster child of phpBB?" type of comments.
I still hate subsilver 2, I never said I don't. No developer on this board likes it. But I disagree in changing from the deprecation process.
Developers on this board decide what will be best for the users, not best for us. But personally from what I can see, Arty is basically saying 'Users don't know whats good for them, lets just remove something that they very obviously wanted to keep 2 years ago when it was published on the blog and lets have a new vote on a developer forum where the vote will be as one-sided as possible so they don't have a chance to object this time."
There is nothing wrong with trashing stuff, I do it all the time, but only trash something if there is a benefit, the only benefit of this is a tiny amount and it's not worth it.
Anyway, I'm going to cease input on this discussion and just watch how it plays out. I've made my point and there isn't much point in continually repeating it; whatever happens happens. In fact, if subsilver2 is dropped then the only thing that will impact me personally will be I won't add subsilver2 support to my extensions and it will maybe save me some development time if I fix a bug - all positive. But it's not what happens to me that matters, its what the users want/think that matters for me. We met a compromise in the deprecation process, now Arty is turning his back on this compromise and saying he wants it to weigh more heavily towards us developers.