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How did you all find phpBB?

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:45 pm
by Net Guardian
Do you use their forum? What's your opinion on how well they have done? Just curious to know.

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:34 pm
by thecribuk
Ye man their forums are cool! i've had many forums in past but none match up to the work done on these!!! a was just lucky to stumble ova them on ma server!!!

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:42 pm
by Swizec
I have to say I can't remember how I stumbled upon phpBB, it must've been like 5 years or more ago when I did, no way my memory could reach that far back.

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:47 am
by prince_of_oreon
I first discovered phpBB through a friend. My initial account was prince~of~oreon, but I forgot the password. Oddly, enough the friend who introduced me to phpBB became indifferent, whilst I became an enthusiast.

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:11 am
by who_cares
I found it with google.
I didn't have a clue how to use it at first either. It took me 2 weeks to figure out what the meaning of localhost was

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:46 am
by battye
I registered on another forum (which has since closed) that ran phpBB. Liking their forum, I made my own phpBB forum, and it has evolved from that :)

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:07 am
by karlsemple
my wifes site was running proboards (shock horror) and i didnt like them because quite frankly they are crap, so i searched on goggle and found phpbb. My wife took some convincing to change (most people seem afraid of change) but in the end we set her site up using phpbb and have never looked back, or regretted it!

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:16 am
by Anon
Someone who was hosting my website was using phpBB, and I followed the link in the footer to here. At first, I ran both a phpBB board, and a HydroBB board, but that site's since gone to inactivity. Then around a year later i came back here, and hung out in GD. Then I migrated to Styles D&D, then MOD Development, testing various mods. After that, I moved to Support, and have been there since

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:18 am
by Drunky
I remember once I had found it when I think it was on version 1. Since I was confused at the time and didn't know anything about BB's I ignored it. I was using EZboard at the time and then when they started their popups a friend of mine upgraded to phpbb which made me check it out and create an account here. Too bad I ignored it before.

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:39 am
by Yawner
i took the gaming route.. had a game team that had a forum that was phpBB.. i gradually shifted between the forums, ive now given p gaming and am a full time phpbber.. when i get the time..

the first time i tried to set it up for myself i didnt even realise a database was different to the actual phpbb files.. oh the joys of ignorance.

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:19 am
by BlackHoleMars
oh man.. i found it using search.com years ago.. it was overwhelming at first, but it's just great. 8)

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:47 pm
by drathbun
I needed a board, and had zero budget. :-) I looked at a few options, and picked phpBB because of the extremely active MODder community and the active support forum. I felt like if there were that many people involved, it had to be good.

And it was (and still is). 8)

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:56 pm
by Noxwizard
It was on the Fantastico install list. :lol: We ended up switching to Proboards, then back to phpBB, and now we're staying on it.

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:31 pm
by fpscops.com
Yawner wrote: i took the gaming route.. had a game team that had a forum that was phpBB.. i gradually shifted between the forums, ive now given p gaming and am a full time phpbber.. when i get the time..

the first time i tried to set it up for myself i didnt even realise a database was different to the actual phpbb files.. oh the joys of ignorance.



Yeap thats me in a nutshell. :wink:

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:49 pm
by XeRo^
Google of course ;)