Well, area51.phpbb.com uses it in a "live environment." How are you gonna upgrade it? I believe to really test it, you need people to use it.
Thanks, that was good for a chuckle. Does anyone seriously think the developers couldnt upgrade their own software without somebody providing them with a script? And if you can provide your own script then why worry if they are gonna give you one?
For me I have a test forum up and will upgrade through betas if it is relatively painless otherwise I will wait for rc1, the forum is just for getting the moderators used to the new setup so beta 1 will do just fine for now.
Huge thanks to the devs and the rest of the team, and future thanks to the modders cause I know we will see qr and other things us users want but the developers dont feel is appropriate for forum software.
After three years of waiting for me I am just tickled to see the light at the end of the tunnel.