Although I do not mean in any way to contribute to further stribing off-topic, future potential security risks in the soon-to-be unsupported phpbb 2 software is indeed my personal highest concern in regards to what the phpBB2 retirements means to me and my forum D:
Don't get me wrong, like I wrote in my previous post I'm extremely grateful that the phpBB group has provided support for the phpBB 2 for such a long time in the first place - it's their project and they are naturally totally entitled to steer it in any direction they see fit - however, since I do not have the possibility at the current moment to upgrate to phpBB 3, I can't help but to dread the moment where phpBB will stop giving official security upgrades for the phpBB 2.
It's like you wrote:
iWisdom wrote:In all honesty, I would be very surprised if a security vulnerability is not found in phpBB 2.0.23 in the not-so-distant future.
That is unfortunately very true, and to be completely honest, it really scares me. Although I am completely aware that by not upgrading, for whatever perfectly good reasons I might have, I am the one responsable for not providing the latest security available for my forum, not the phpBB team, I can't help but wishing that the phpBB group would be willing to provide security patches for phpBB 2 a bit longer in case something horrible and dreadful should turn up ^^;
This is just a heartfelt, personal wish, as in "Dear Santa, I wish to have one more year with phpBB 2 security upgrades
So for me the phpBB 2's retirement means a lot more worrying about potential security hazards and hacking attempts - it's my fault for keeping phpBB 2 in the first place, no questions about it, but it's a very nagging worry none the less that is triggered by the phpBB 2's upcoming retirement. ^^;
phpBB 2 SEASON, FIRE!!!" xD