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by Paul Arden
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: phpBB mobile app
Replies: 39
Views: 4497

Re: phpBB mobile app

I think that this is the most significant advancement we could have as forum administrators. I’ve watched traffic particularly over the past 6 years migrate to FB. Same people discussing who met through my board but now using a different medium. Push notifications bring them back. The app could simp...
by Paul Arden
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: phpBB mobile app
Replies: 39
Views: 4497

Re: phpBB mobile app

Apps that live on your phone will bring you back through notifications. It is the same as the notifications we have here. It creates more engagement. It's a good part of the reason why Farcebook has taken over in my opinion I agree. Having a notification on your phone that there is a new topic or t...
by Paul Arden
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Convertors
Topic: Converting and importing old ikonboard database
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Converting and importing old ikonboard database

Hi folks, I run a discussion board using phpBB and very good it is too. I converted from ikonboard after they stopped having upgrades. Actually that's not entirely true, I started a new Board because I was put off exporting the ikonboard database because it is HUGE! And instead I use it as an archiv...
by Paul Arden
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: phpBB mobile app
Replies: 39
Views: 4497

Re: phpBB mobile app

Last posted just over 6 years ago! :shock:

(Consequently I've just changed my profile picture - I didn't recognise myself!)
by Paul Arden
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: phpBB mobile app
Replies: 39
Views: 4497

Re: phpBB mobile app

Wow I didn't know I still had an account and guessed the login :) Anyway, I came across this thread because I'm looking to "push" notifications to a smartphone/browser on reply. I agree that discussion boards have taken a real kicking from FB. They are the main culprit I believe. (I've run the same ...
by Paul Arden
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Convertors
Topic: Converting from Ikonboard 3.1.5 (out with the old)
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: Converting from Ikonboard 3.1.5 (out with the old)

OK thanks Dicky, I'll give it a shot this week. Can you tell me if I export from Ikonboard and import to phpBB3 (via 2!), will the forums, topics and posts have the same count/s? ie would f=24;t=13811;st=20 on ikonboard be the equivalent to f=24&t=13811&start=20 on the new install? I'll have to set ...
by Paul Arden
Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The hardest question of all... how do you get new users?
Replies: 448
Views: 974089

Re: The hardest question of all... how do you get new users?

Wow - this is a long thread!! The simplest way is to build a large and popular website and devote your energies to that. The forum will become an extension. At some point you'll start to think of it as the hub, but it didn't start that way and never could. Build the pyramid and a small percentage wi...
by Paul Arden
Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I be sued over a users comments?
Replies: 16
Views: 9616

Re: Can I be sued over a users comments?

I've been threatened a number of times, but those who have threatened it have never actually taken it forward. Personally I wouldn't worry about it, at least not until they start sending you letters. Then it's time for some legal advice. In one of our cases God replied to their lawyers and sorted it...
by Paul Arden
Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running a forum / (Emoticons)
Replies: 1
Views: 10986

Running a forum / (Emoticons)

Hi people, I've just joined this forum (because I'm converting from Ikonboard - sorry!). I've been running a forum for the last 10 years or so. And I have to say it's changed my life, I know that sounds very dramatic, but hell, it's just how it is! My board is a flyfishing board, and through that bo...
by Paul Arden
Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Convertors
Topic: Converting from Ikonboard 3.1.5 (out with the old)
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Converting from Ikonboard 3.1.5 (out with the old)

Hi, and thanks for a great forum software; I've been using it one one of my domains and it does everything I need. Now I have an interesting problem. I have a 5 year old install of Ikonboard on a very busy fly fishing board. We have 3,500 members and a huge number of posts; http://www.sexyloops.co.u...

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