It is also possible that we used another bulletin board software which was later on converted to some early version of phpBB.
I first had the forum at a freehoster with completely modified phpBB software.
All members had to register again and then I had to fetch all posts one by one - assign the correct member - insert the answer - assign the correct member etc. And this with all topics and answers
Too bad I forgot to create a screen of my first forum. It looked quite special (unsightly-eye-catching). You had to change / extend everything yourself and that took weeks. I also doubt today that it was programmed correctly by me
. I don't think I could do that today either. Unfortunately, you don't get younger.