WARNING: the below message is offtopic and fairly pointless. Still, I feel a little better after writing it, so read at your own discretion.
Just a small friendly tip for future ref's... It might be worth taking a quick peek at the number of posts a person has under their belt before assuming that they're just a lamer...
If there's one thing I've learned from over 20 years of using BBSs, it's that writing a lot of messages does not mean that someone isn't a lamer. A message that does nothing but spout an opinion that is pointless and insults the person asking the question, no matter if it's posted by someone with 10,000 messages or 10, is the sort of thing that's going to make any sensible reader think "lamer!!!" whether it is true or not.
You just can't judge someone by the number of posts they've made. I've been playing with phpBB since before the first beta was released and have a board with over 10k messages. I've also squashed a bug or two in the 1.x branch (specifically one that was a standards compliance thing that IE would allow and nothing else would) and have added a "random quotes" hack to my forum. Now, because I haven't posted much on the phpBB2 forum, this means that I should cowtow to those with more posts? There's too much "noise" on most message boards, I prefer to post only when I have something constructive to say - especially on a forum that exists solely as a test and support forum for phpBB2. (Which I've been reading for many months, but had nothing to say until the pre-RC1 was released, hence the recent "joined:" date.) This doesn't mean that my opinions are any better or worse than someone with more or less posts.
In this case, my fervent hope is that maybe, just maybe, next time, some folks will keep their unneeded and counterproductive flames to themself.
Anyways, cripes, NS4 is an OLD browser. It's not fair to compare it to modern browsers. There's a lot of reasons why Mozilla is as late as it is, but it's clear that the final product is as advanced, and in many ways more advanced, than any other browser out there. More importantly, it rigidly adheres to the HTML standards. Note also that there are reports of IE crashing on some phpBB boards. (Plus, some of us find the IE user interface to be the computer equivalent of fingernails on a chalkboard.)
I'm done with this topic now. I'll be shutting up again until I feel like I have something worthwhile to add, which this message certainly isn't. Like I said before, let's get back to the issue at hand: phpBB2.
If these pointless tangents delay the release of the full RC-1 version by even an hour, I'm gonna be POed!
(Isn't it amazing how much debate a throwaway line can generate? And apologies to WebUser for hijacking his thread!)