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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by kinerity » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:08 am

There are various reasons that have been stated as to why some users are making this choice. As I stated before in this topic, I have 3 sites, 1 of which I am staying with 3.0 as I would have to rewrite most of the features that were custom-coded for that board. And no, I don't own a VCR. ;)

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by AmigoJack » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:29 am

I still own a VHS video cassette recorder - why should I trash it (and all cassettes with content that isn't available in any other format) when it still works (verified 3 years ago)? In contrast to most software it is rock solid - do you have an idea on how much older the machines in power plants and planes around you are? Hint: think in decades.

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by darcie » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:53 pm

Swanny wrote:Do you guys still have VCR's too? :lol:
I do! I have some old Disney VHS tapes. Actually, I inherited a Beta player a few years back. :lol:

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by JimA » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:55 pm

darcie wrote:
Swanny wrote:Do you guys still have VCR's too? :lol:
I do! I have some old Disney VHS tapes. Actually, I inherited a Beta player a few years back. :lol:
Exactly! :lol:
The only VHS tapes I still have are the Disney tapes my mother still had from when I was a kid.
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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by Swanny » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:50 am

:lol: ;)

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by Elias » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:21 pm

Memoriessss :!: :shock:
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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by open-your-eyes » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:56 pm

I just rememberd http://www.phpbb2refugees.com/index.php :)
Are there any websites who still supports 3.0? http://phpbbhacks.com is down.

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by kinerity » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:53 pm

open-your-eyes wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:56 pm
http://phpbbhacks.com is down.
:shock:
phpBBHacks.com, a resource for phpBB extensions and styles, is undergoing upgrades while we relocate to a different server. Please check back in a few weeks. We're hoping to fully relaunch in late December.

Thanks for all your support.

Last update: November 1, 2017
There was an unofficial support site, but that seems to be down too.

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by hewmac06 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:36 am

I'm happy with 3.2.X but there is still a wee bit of nostalgia for our beginnings as a mailing list. ;)

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by Ranch Dog » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:57 am

As the OP, all I have to say is that is has been an easy three-plus years as a refugee! Thirty-seven mods plus my three self-mods effecting 254 files that haven't given me a moment's trouble and I haven't been constantly chasing my tail with updates and upgrades. I even laughed when I looked at the ods file that lists each mod/file/line reference that I maintained; haven't opened that file since August '15! If the two small forums ever blow a tire, I will pull off the road, pull off the license plate, and just walk off.

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by DavidIQ » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:10 pm

If the two small forums ever blow a tire, I will pull off the road, pull off the license plate, and just walk off.
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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by Holger » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:18 pm

I am still running my main site on 3.0.x, but only because we are HEAVILY and CUSTOM modded.
Will take some $$$ to upgrade that stuff. But I will do that eventually. Maybe. Sometime.

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by kinerity » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:00 pm

kinerity wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:53 pm
There was an unofficial support site, but that seems to be down too.
Building on the phpBB2 Refugees idea, I went ahead and started phpBB3 Refugees. Obviously the site is unofficial and not affiliated with phpBB Limited in any way. It's also a work in progress, just wanted to get the forums up.

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by open-your-eyes » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:22 pm

kinerity wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:00 pm
Building on the phpBB2 Refugees idea, I went ahead and started phpBB3 Refugees. Obviously the site is unofficial and not affiliated with phpBB Limited in any way. It's also a work in progress, just wanted to get the forums up.
OMG, that is so great! Thank you, man. Thank you. :D :D
I will probably never upgrade to 3.1 or 3.2, I will go directly to 4.0.
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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by Ranch Dog » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:29 pm

Too funny!

Dang it, I was the second registered member.

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