While I've seen the exact same thing affecting quite a few boards in an ongoing fashion, I would give the next two features a higher priority in an effort to beat that effect.Guybor wrote: ↑Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:20 amWe were just having this exact discussion on a board I admin. We have seen our posting volume go down while we are seeing the posting on our Facebook group go up. The problem with the FB group is that you can't have the same security and permissions as you can with the forum. Some of the "youngsters" that we spoke with said they post on FB because it's quicker and easier...especially for posting photos.
So....I too would be interested in some way of making the forum browsing "easier" and "newer".
I agree 100%. Tapatalk blows monkey balls. I've taken it off all but one of my forums because it's the only reason it's still so active. Sadly.
I would love for phpBB to do a lot more. It's good from a functional bulletin board viewpoint, but as for a modern day community discussion platform it's not keeping up. Look how hard it is for an admin to change the default logo. Look how much effort is required for each admin to stop spam. Updates could be easier (ala Wordpress). the default phpBB should automatically resize avatars, etc. I could go on and on.potku wrote: ↑Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:12 amAs far as I know, there is no way for phpBB to send notifications to one's phone. That's kind of a separate topic, and there is a WhatsApp EXT in the works. However, since many people - God bless them - do use Tapatalk, something similar might be useful for phpBB. What should that app do that phpBB doesn't do already? Well, it could just be an app that is there for phpBB boards. Instead of using a mobile browser to go to a phpBB board, the app would be a direct way to access one's favorite phpBB boards...
There may be an extension for that, have a look but if not you should make an extension request.
I can't say I have seen one but yes maybe the extension request is the way to go
Again, it's no good just making comments in posts about what you'd like and expecting someone to request it for you. You can make your own feature requests at area51.
Yep default phpBB install looks pretty good on a mobile browser. The point of the app is to push notifications right on the mobile device, thereby getting people back to the forum frequently.