iWisdom wrote:There are many other ways bots can find your forum, other than querying for "Powered by phpBB". As for removing the copyright, go ahead, but you forfeit support here, and potentially on other support sites as well. Furthermore, phpBB2 support is dropped 1 January, 2009, not in October.
That is good news.
Then, for the momment I'll keep your text.
You know, I was thinking... Why phpBBHacks didn't upgrade? Why phpbb.ro didn't upgrade? (phpbb.ro is like phpbb.com, but in my country's language) I don't give these examples to promote them, people already know them, I only say that they are people good with codes. So we can't say they just can't upgrade. It's obvious they don't want to, and if they think it doesn't worth it, why simple pleople like us should do it? phpBB.com has done it because it is there creation, so it's normal to promote it.
And another thing. In my country we have a free forums host called MyForum.ro (I don't want to promote them, I hate them because they don't let people take database, but it's just an example) They said they make some test for upgrade to phpBB3 but it won't wrong, so they'll remain to phpBB2. They have like 5000-6000 boards and the new created ones are still phpBB2. So if something goes wrong in 2009, what do they do? How they will get help? Because I've seen the server administrator requesting here help in the past. Or maybe they should just delete 5000 boards.
I think the biggest romanian board (or one of the biggest) is forum.acasatv.ro (don';t want to promote them, I'm banned there; it's just an example) They have 1 300 000 post and over 50 000 users. And they are still phpBB2. So if something goes wrong next year, what should they do?
I don't think they will be very happy just givin' up over 1 milion messages.
The powered by queryes are a bit different. Si anyone can search them on Google and you'll have like 160 000 results for phpBB2 and only 20 000 for phpBB3. You know what I think? This is just like Microsoft with Vista. (don't want to promote them, is just an example) It is obvious people like more XP. Computers with Vista rpeinstalled are downgraded to XP. But they still want to force us use it, they just can't give up... Here it's the same thing, I guess. I don't think all people using phpBB2 are stupid and can't upgrade, it's just that maybe they like more phpBB2. Why can't phpbb.com respect that?
Maybe some still uses phpBB1, I don't know.
But there must be a few people... But when you have so many people using phpBB2, you just can';t ignore them. You just can't... At least, okay, no upport. But at lweast other people should be let supporting it. I guess the phpBB2 sections will be locked, but we could help each other. Because I don't think people will no longer need help anymore.
Some of you say phpBB.com worked hard for this piece of software and it is rude to not give credit. But I think they have been payed for this, it wasn';t for charity. And us, by using it, somehow payd them, because if phpbb wasn't used, then who would've payed them anymore? So it's a both way thing...
I understand that some of youi think I am bad because I'm thinking about takin' out that text, but all I ask it's to think if it's okay to give no more support.
Maybe I am wrong, but at least I have a reason. I don't want to take it out just because I don't have anything to do and I';m bored... More or less good, it is a reason.
The search in phpBB3 is a bit strange. Is there a topic about dropping support for phpBB2? I would like to say my oppinion about that.
I am a phpBB user, I think I diresve to have an oppinion.