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Need assistance with upgrade

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:22 am
by sungazer
Good evening :)

The company I work for uses phpBB and we need reliable assistance in upgrading the version and template we use. Can someone please provide me the name of someone reputable and responsible for doing something this important?

Thank you.

Re: Need assistance with upgrade

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:43 am
by JimA
Hi, welcome to phpBB.com! :)

We have quite a bit of documentation available on this matter so you might want to have a go yourselves first. Feel free of course to ask any questions you might have here on the support forums.

We do however, per our board-wide rules, not allow solicitation of people for your own personal projects here on phpBB.com. If you still want to hire someone to do the work for you, we usually recommend for you to look at the signatures of team or community members. Many of them have a line saying you can contact them via PM for (paid) private work. You're allowed to contact these people if they have stated so.

Re: Need assistance with upgrade

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:29 am
by 3Di
In some cases like this (new user with just 1 post) the OP can't PM anyone as per the NRU settings here, AFAIK.

Re: Need assistance with upgrade

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:55 am
by JimA
3Di wrote:In some cases like this (new user with just 1 post) the OP can't PM anyone as per the NRU settings here, AFAIK.
Team members can always be PMed, regardless of the amount of posts. For sending PMs to regular community members, they would have to wait until they accumulated 5 posts. :)

Re: Need assistance with upgrade

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:56 am
by sungazer
Thank you for responding instead of just denying the post :) We've been solicited many times via email for people saying "We'll fix your upgrade for you" but they made me feel uneasy and I didn't want to recommend them as a real option.

I will do some reading and see if it's something anyone here is capable of (no one here is technical) otherwise I'll check the signatures of members to see if anyone can help us :)

Re: Need assistance with upgrade

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:13 pm
by Mick
sungazer wrote:We've been solicited many times via email for people saying "We'll fix your upgrade for you"
See [README] Scam warning / Good practices for hiring developers.

Re: Need assistance with upgrade

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:02 pm
by sungazer
See [README] Scam warning / Good practices for hiring developers.
Thank you for this link. This is exactly what I was afraid of.

Re: Need assistance with upgrade

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:28 pm
by 3Di
JimA wrote:
3Di wrote:In some cases like this (new user with just 1 post) the OP can't PM anyone as per the NRU settings here, AFAIK.
Team members can always be PMed, regardless of the amount of posts. For sending PMs to regular community members, they would have to wait until they accumulated 5 posts. :)
Yes, that's why I said
3Di wrote:(new user with just 1 post)
. By experience I know of a lot of users in this years that simply gave up, instead of keep on posting so to reach such a "level".