I have been running a gaming for for almost 2 years now and its doing quite well (also have another sports forum for like 2.5 years now).. I have installed some 7-8 big/small mods (Quick reply, Handy mans chat, Bbcode, RSS, Site Map etc etc) and it was fine.. But offlate members have been complaining how much featureless the forum is compared to comparable websites.. I guess i will soon be moving my forum to IPb or vbulletin i guess
I know there are mods but its really a pain in the a$$ managing all mods and looking for updates and compatibility and when a new version of phpBB comes out updating the website theme and stuff.. Now i kinda feel its too much bother seriously (actually i loved updating my boards,i loved editing uplaoding files and stuff and it gave a sense of accomplishment or something
Some of the features/options i wish phpBB had are..
1. Ability to custom define Permalink with each thread.. something like wordpress.. also with this statics html links instead of dynamic urls and Site Map.
Ok yeah stop giving phpbb post example pls.. every site is not as popular as phpbb
2. OUT of the box OPEN ID and Facebok connect support. Everyone have that these days
3. And i am sorry to say i am kinda dissapointed with the kind of themes phpbb have.. I know you guys probably cant do much but out of all the themes in phpBB database there are barely 10 themes which i like and 2-3 themes which i can use but theme again 100s of sites are already using those.. IPB and vbullteing have much better paid/free theme collection tbh
PS: i ahve no frikking clue why white-fusion shut down.. Frost was awesome
4. A proper PROFILE page.. A proper profile page is a must imo.. If we want to start a community instead of just a forum discussion we need a proper profle page.. I am tired of modding profile page.. Just look as IPB profile page, it looks just plain awesome
5. Easier to update forum and wordpress like plugin system.. If nothing else do something so that auto install work for all the themes and ffs just discontinue sub silver based theme.. i dont even know why that exists.. prosilver is just so much better
6. Try to get the majors mods like Arcade, Chat etc out of RC and beta stage and advertise on main website.. It just assures the users that atleast these mods wont be discontinued.. I just love how they advertise Blog system (Exreaction one is aweosme btw) on the main site and advertise
PS: yeah i know phpBB is free and then most of you will be like we dont need to copy other forum/cms system or 70% of forums dont need arcade or chat system or any other feature but seriously i am just pissed that i will have to move from my favourite forum system coz my members need something really flashy and nice which phpBB cant provide