Great! I'm glad I helped you
Explode! wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:11 pm
I agree with the post you reference, this should definitely be flagged as a potential issue within the ACP.
I personally advise further (https://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-15754
): add mbstring module PHP as phpBB requirement
, just like json and XML modules.
I think the search is an essential feature for any active board (as soon as the board contains hundreds/thousands posts). If the search lasts several minutes or generates timeout error execution (depending on http server and PHP settings), that important feature is virtually unusable. So, either the phpBB development team should add mbstring as requirement or rewrite the phpBB search engine to avoid the mbstring usage.