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New to phpbb3 - and just some questions

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Hi there :)

some years ago i run a phpbb2 board

and now i want to reactiavte my old roleplay board with (i hope) most of all old features...

so first of all, before i start do make a new board, and than a new software will be released, and all the time was wasted:

will there be a newer software (phpbb4 or something like this) in the near future? and if yes, will it be possible to just update from phpbb3 to 4? or will it be complete new and i have to do all things again?


Now... i just checked out the extension section and found some nice things here...

but before i will go in deeper, i hope i just can ask, if you maybe know if there are extenstions already existing that i dont found and what i need?

i do a roleplay game board. in which users can create a character and write stories from sight of these characters...
for this i have installed linked accound...i already found that extension (development is dropped...does this mean it is not longer under support?)

the plan is to have ONE master account (the player himself) and than he/she can create multiple "Character" Accounts and easy switch between them to create their posts for these characters...

for that i have made 2 profile cards in the account menu:
first card is the classical profile card... with name, email, signature, hobbies contacts and so on...
but for the characters i made a custom profile card, based on the classical profile card, just with the informations for the characters...
is it possible with the extention system to add a custom page like that without breaking the board? or do i need a extention for this?
the clue behind that: the profile card should only be shown on player accounts: the character card only on character accounts


next: we do explicit texting...so gore, and hardcore (18+) stuff is used to hide in a bbcode that only members with 18+ role can read (no spoiler bbcode, you have to click on) just simple seen for 18+ and unseen for underaged users
is there a existing bbcode or extension to realise this?


next: i have a list of posts made IN roleplay Section and a list of posts made in all other areas of the board... is this possible to seperate again in phpbb3? (i remember, i needed a code for this in the past, and i paid a user to make this for me)
this one is not soo urgent...if not possible i would manage this with group roles to avoid cross postings


and last question (for the moment)
when you hover with mouse over the mainbar here (about/Downloads/Customise/support/development/blog/community/hosting) a menu bubble pops up.
Is this part of the software or a extension? if extension where can i find that to implement it into my board?


so far this are the main questions i have at the moment
i hope i am in the right section here, and hope you can help me to find back into the deep of phpbb xD

:)
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Do you still have a backup of the v2 board? If so you can convert that to v3 and, sometime in the future, you will be able to upgrade to whatever new versions come out.

I would suggest in the first place you convert the board, possibly on a personal server, see Installing and Setting Up Your Own Web Server, then you can have a look round and see what extensions you need if any. Lots of things have changed since v2 so you’ll likely find that some of the mods you installed in v2 are in the v3 core. You can always ask your extension questions in Extension Requests.
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Re: New to phpbb3 - and just some questions

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nah i dont have a backup. but that doesnt matter. i want to reboot anyway so the old posts are not needed :)
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In that case do a normal 3.3.10 installation (on a personal web server as above?) and have a play.
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Allvater wrote: Sun Sep 24, 2023 9:52 pm ...
the plan is to have ONE master account (the player himself) and than he/she can create multiple "Character" Accounts and easy switch between them to create their posts for these characters...
You can easily be logged in with (non-conflicting) multiple accounts at the same time using different browsers (Chrome, Edge, FF, Opera, Brave, etc ...)
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or theres the Linked Accounts extension
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... and last question (for the moment)

I will wait for next then :D

the plan is to have ONE master account (the player himself) and than he/she can create multiple "Character" Accounts and easy switch between them to create their posts for these characters...
Joking... Sorry just curious, can you translate "Character" Accounts ? What it mean?
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axe70 wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 12:44 pm Joking... Sorry just curious, can you translate "Character" Accounts ? What it mean?
1 person using different identities e.g. an actor playing 2 roles in a movie.

Or better even:1 real person having a couple of chatsite identities ;)
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Re: New to phpbb3 - and just some questions

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yes thats it ;)


thanks so far for the answers.

can someone maybe tell me if there is a bbcode than i can just make usable by a specific group? (and than what is inside this code only seeable by this group)


And is the hover box here in this forum a extension or how can i add it to my board?
( i mean when you move with mouse over "about" or "download" or "customise" etc...)

thanks so far :)
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Allvater wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 5:20 pm can someone maybe tell me if there is a bbcode than i can just make usable by a specific group? (and than what is inside this code only seeable by this group)
AFAIK no such BBcode (nor extension) as such exists

But I vaguely remember an extension(?) that prevented the content of a BBCode being displayed to Guests.
I'll dig into my archives.

Found it:
not an extension but a BBcode by cabot
Hide content to guests (and bots)

Perhaps it could be modified to test for group membership.
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Re: New to phpbb3 - and just some questions

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Allvater wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 5:20 pmAnd is the hover box here in this forum a extension
This site is basically vanilla. As I suggested, why not install phpBB on a personal web server and have a look?
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Re: New to phpbb3 - and just some questions

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warmweer wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 2:36 pm
axe70 wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 12:44 pm Joking... Sorry just curious, can you translate "Character" Accounts ? What it mean?
1 person using different identities e.g. an actor playing 2 roles in a movie.

Or better even:1 real person having a couple of chatsite identities ;)
so something like, a menu list where could appears all connected accounts, maybe those with same email, that allow to switch onclick to an user or another without to logout/in or using different browsers? Mean something like this maybe :?
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yes ;)

but as i see, an extension like this exist already :)
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warmweer wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 6:31 pm
Found it:
not an extension but a BBcode by cabot
Hide content to guests (and bots)

Perhaps it could be modified to test for group membership.
ill try that
thanks :)

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