Looks like it's been awhile since anyone has posted an update on this topic?
Anyways, I am attempted a phpbb forum based addon for a Family Surname research. If anyone is interested in ideas/suggestions/etc., you are more than welcome to jump in.
I have 20 surname forums currently running a beta version right now and all seems ok, so now I am working on making the public release of this project.
As I mentioned before, I more than welcome input from phpbb users here, since you are definitely more educated in the forum than I! 8)
Once I get this completed, I definitely intend to submit it to this phpbb group for public access.
Current MOD info at:
The webBase Project MOD
Look for the link near the top titled "Connect to webBases". Again these are betas and will be updated/changed etc, according to what you see under the "The webBase Project MOD" forum located at the same link above.
Notice the "Crawford" Surname from the "Connect to webBase" link for the most entries so far, 10,000!, which relates to over 27,000 phpbb forum entries!
Hope to see your help/ideas/suggestions soon!