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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by KevC » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:36 pm

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I have "powered by phpBB.com" in my footer, so I should receive support. But no, they do not provide it.
We have to draw the line somewhere just like every other company with software they make. Go and ask Adobe if they could help you with Photoshop v1 and you'll get a stony silence or a suggestion to update. The number of support topics for 3.0 slowed to a crawl as everyone was moving to 3.1/3.2 as they are so much better. No more coding for MODs and they are responsive and most hosts are updating their php version so you'll find their servers won't run 3.0 anyway. As a result, we closed support for 3.0. You're perfectly entitled to keep running it yourself but we don't support it any more. It's time to move on.

To do a brand new installation now with 3.0 is bonkers.
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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by Mick » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:45 pm

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I have "powered by phpBB.com" in my footer, so I should receive support. But no, they do not provide it
You aren’t able to get support for 3.0 as explained in the announcement: End of Support for phpBB 3.0.x
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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by open-your-eyes » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:04 pm

Ranch Dog wrote:
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Dang it, I was the second registered member.
I was the first. :lol:
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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by 3Di » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:06 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.
You might consider to make it responsive as the option. ;)

Some rule, first of all that place shouldn't be the place where to blame the Official Site's decision to not support anymore Olympus, I recall the bb2 site felt down on something alike. As well of people blaming Admins and Moderators for this or that etc. A "cry's wall" in some cases.

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by kinerity » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:17 pm

I'm working on rules. I will say anybody that decides to start making the refugee board a bashing fest on any member of this community will have warnings/bans handed out like candy. I don't do disrespect on any of the boards I admin.

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by AmigoJack » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:39 am

open-your-eyes wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:22 pm
God is not sleeping
Which one?

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by open-your-eyes » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:40 am

I don't know. Actually, I am atheist. :lol:
I just said that for the effect of it.

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by Ger » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:06 pm

open-your-eyes wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:22 pm
I will probably never upgrade to 3.1 or 3.2, I will go directly to 4.0.
Good luck, but don't hold your breath. 3.3 will be here first and currently there aren't really plans for 4.0 AFAIK. Original plans for it have been dropped and they went for smaller incremental updates instead.
I have "powered by phpBB.com" in my footer, so I should receive support. But no, they do not provide it. :cry:
God is not sleeping. He will make justice for me.
Good luck ranting to whichever God you want, but remember: it's been 2,5 years since the end of support was announced, and 1,5 years since support actually ended.

And what if I put "powered by the Vatican" in my footer, do you think that would entitle me to get support from the pope himself?

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by AmigoJack » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:21 pm

He's arguing that for years the staff wanted said footer to even give support in the first place, which is just correct. The flawed projection is that the footer will always give support. Or from another point of view: since his version isn't supported anymore he can also drop the footer.

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by Elias » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:59 am

KevC wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:36 pm
most hosts are updating their php version so you'll find their servers won't run 3.0 anyway.
This ^
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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by Methen » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:14 am

Count me in as well Iam sticking with 3.0.1.4, can anyone tell me if anyone has put up a site yet to get any support yet for 3014 and mods?

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by kinerity » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:42 am

Methen wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:14 am
Count me in as well Iam sticking with 3.0.1.4, can anyone tell me if anyone has put up a site yet to get any support yet for 3014 and mods?
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.

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by Methen » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:22 pm

kinerity wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:42 am
Methen wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:14 am
Count me in as well Iam sticking with 3.0.1.4, can anyone tell me if anyone has put up a site yet to get any support yet for 3014 and mods?
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.
Yea I found your site last night and register if you do not mind a small suggestion you should try and duplicate the lay out they have here on the phpbb 3.0 section like they have here viewforum.php?f=49 it would make people more comfortable cause that is what they are use to...

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by open-your-eyes » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:31 pm

I see no point in upgrading. I got my forums working as I want them.
I got all this MODs:
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What has 3.2 to offer that I don't already got?

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Re: Anyone considering becoming a 3.0.x refugee?

Post by KevC » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:37 pm

It's all personal choice. Half of those MODs I would put in my 'not necessary' box. Several are built in to 3.2 or available as extensions meaning no coding, one upload, activate, done.

Your problem will be when your host upgrades php and your site stops working. You will not be able to get round that easily.
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