phpBB does not strive to "compete" per se with other bulletin board software, but rather meet the needs of phpBB's user base and community. If the developers feel users have a need for a certain feature to be included in the software, it will be added in a future release. One area where the developers get these ideas is from the MODding community.
As always, discussion is welcome about how said features will benefit the community.
To note however, I assume when you say "SEO" you are referring to friendly URLs. While these URLs do, indeed, make it easier for humans to distinguish the page they are on or are going to browse to (and I personally would like to see this in a future release of phpBB), from a modern search engine's perspective, the actual content of the page takes a much higher priority in search results, regardless of the URL.
Thank you for your reply.
Well, when I quote other systems free forum, just to compare what others have and I think nobody should have. When he said that he is getting back, just quoted a phrase common way sites that evaluate scripts forum on the internet.
When I mentioned the SEO, I referred not only to friendly urls.
I referred also to other techniques that are not currently employed in phpBB and that make a site more visible in search results at Google, Yahoo and others.
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:can you supply some evidence to support your conclusions about the status of phpbb in the BB industry?
I doubt it.
according to one google search, there are approximately 19.5 million phpbb3 boards out there.
that is probably a low number.
I don't have stats on this , but I would imagine that there are several hundreds if not thousands of new downloads every day.
you also can not compare free open source software versus commercial software in that way either.
bottom line is that what you said is just your opinion and you are certainly entitled to it just like we are entitled to disagree with it.
I agree that you have the right to disagree, that's freedom of expression, and thank God we have!
As to what I said, I draw on the analysis of specialized websites and of course, as you said, in my own opinion, why not? Each one has to know their needs and preferences.
I love installing multiple versions locally Opensource several scripts, among them, the scripts forum.
I suggest that you also do it regularly, install Apache, PHP and MySQL on your PC and test different versions of scripts.
We must never be content and think that something can not be changed for the better. Any unanimity is stupid.
SamG wrote:Opinions about what phpBB ought to be are pretty diverse. The gap between "lite" and "full-featured" forum solutions is getting narrower, but there is still a general sense out here that one admin's "must-have" feature is another admin's "bloat." We have that even within the phpBB community, where some see the so-called traditional phpBB approach, the lean-and-extensible approach, as being compromised by phpBB 3--making phpBB 3 a step backward, not forward.
So it does seem to boil down to opinion about what a proper BB solution in general looks like, and about what a proper phpBB release looks like more specifically, all of which is more like shifting sand than something solid. And Robert is right that open source software doesn't always compare well with software actually meant to draw in the paying crowds, it seems to me.
I personally like the idea that a true variety of solutions exists. I've not been real happy, generally, with "one-size-fits-all" solutions and "out-of-the-box" solutions. Once committed, a certain amount of flexibility and control is lost. Some of the full-blown CMS solutions are not very lite or friendly in my eyes--and one reason why people use WordPress as a CMS, I think.
Different solutions offer different strengths, and end users benefit from the choice, I think. phpBB is just one solid player among several, and it fits nicely into its own space, not the space defined by other products. I don't see how that's a bad thing.
Please friends, do not want to get me bad.
I'm not criticizing the "phpBB" without any foundation. I am not attacking him or harm him.
I know that the "phpBB" is perfect with its many Mods ... but I think it would be much better if the developers include the Mods commonly used in the official version.
As I said, nothing is so good that it can not be improved.
I love the "phpBB", so that the script use as a forum ... and for now at least, think of change, however, confess that the other scripts are so many resources as the "phpBB" or even more.
Oh yes, I'm remembering that compared to other free scripts such as SMF and MyBB compare it with the wonderful vBulletin would be unfair, since that charge a premium for the benefits offered.
greggish wrote:I think microblogging will become the preferred platform for online discussion soon. I think many will choose to run something like Status.net over traditional forum software.
About this, I do not think so.
EN: Do to others what you would want them to do to you.
ES: Haz a los demás todo lo que quieras que te hagan a ti.
PT: Faça aos outros o que você gostaria que fizessem a você.