but the features, it has many important features as:
quick reply with no refresh
ban into group
and a lot more
this is all one person's OPINION!
And the following are just your
OPINIONS. So what?
soft delete? who needs it?
Given that Soft Delete is an Accepted RFC
, apparently phpBB does.
quick reply full stop? members who want to reply are fully capable of pressing REPLY and do, what a waste of time
What is "full stop"? But I think that you're missing the point. This is probably an AJAX-style Quick Reply where the post just appears in the topic without the intermediate confirmation screen. You still have to press a Reply
button (otherwise how will the system know that you're done typing
Sure, it's eye candy, but it can speed up the process (for better or worse).
I don't think that MOD is a replacement at all. I'm not exactly sure what "ban into group" means in vBulletin, but in phpBB, it could allow "softer bans" -- bans where the user wasn't completely prohibited from accessing the board, but had reduced functionality (maybe they couldn't PM and had to have posts approved).
Sure, you could always create a Banned group to put those users in, but putting people into groups is an Admin function, while banning is a Moderator function.
I know that BBCode isn't that difficult, but a lot of people have requested this. If you can't recognize that, you haven't been paying attention.
oh dear, the whole lot is less than impressive to me
that is for sure
Again, in your opinion
. But we know that you're a phpBB lover (not that there's anything wrong with that) almost to the point of being an apologist.
As much as some people here say that they don't compete with other boards, the fact is that there is competition out there for users to choose from. If you don't stay competitive, you'll die. I don't want to see phpBB become the LaserDisc or Betamax of the board world. Sure, there are probably some people still watching movies on LaserDisc or Betamax, but most of the world has moved on to DVD (if not BluRay).