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Holger wrote:
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Mine is quite old from about 2006. But there is too much on t to update so it will run on my surest server. It's slowly dropping functionality and so I need to build it again using a BASE that will update easily.

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I'm not doing too badly :) I did have another from circa 2002 but reluctantly closed that a couple of years ago when the market interest dropped to nothing in the recession.
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My one, forex-station, is 4 years old and grown from a tiny little forum to about half a million users per month now.

Planning on staying with PhpBB forever :)

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Our forum has Apr 11, 2000 in the ACP.
I don't know whether this date is reliable.

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pierredu wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:07 pm
Our forum has Apr 11, 2000 in the ACP.
I don't know whether this date is reliable.
That's older than our (current) one. Impressive. :)
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pierredu wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:07 pm
Our forum has Apr 11, 2000 in the ACP.
I don't know whether this date is reliable.
I suspect that could be very unreliable as phpBB 1.0.0 was not released until December 2000

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According to the history it is impossible to be phpBB since that day
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pierredu wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:07 pm
Our forum has Apr 11, 2000 in the ACP.
I don't know whether this date is reliable.
A "secret" prototype still in development :lol:

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my first one was opened on may, 2 2004
a poetry site.

been up and down a couple of times and only has a few members but I keep it for when I am feeling poetic.



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Paul wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:32 pm
According to the history it is impossible to be phpBB since that day
Paul,
That is the reason why I expressed my doubts about the reliability of this date.

It is also possible that we used another bulletin board software which was later on converted to some early version of phpBB. I seem to remember that the bulletin board was severely hacked and that we had a hard time getting all pieces together.

I only joined the board in 2005.

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Board started:
25 Sep 2007 09:12 pm
My site started in 2004 with the forum added in 2007, initially linked to a free forums host using phpBB2

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pierredu wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:44 pm
It is also possible that we used another bulletin board software which was later on converted to some early version of phpBB.
That's something I hadn't even considered before. Indeed, phpBB converters like the vBulletin converter did create a start date based on data from the board being converted. Indeed making it not "impossible" to see a phpBB start date that pre-dates the release of phpBB itself. Neat.

I inherited our site, but it says the start date is December 2008; which is about seven years before I was even around. I was using phpBB back that far though. For single-year, single-semester "online classroom"-type sites, which never needed to survive past the course end. So it was fun to resurrect and apply that knowledge once the EA117 site needed an admin and an upgrade.

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Board started: 17 Sep 2011, 21:26 - copied from ACP.

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pierredu wrote: 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 :mrgreen: .
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 :lol:. I don't think I could do that today either. Unfortunately, you don't get younger.

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