General discussion about phpbb

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Re: General discussion about phpbb

Post by Dimetrodon »

Yeah, I was only thinking of two ranks. But I'm sure there may be a few who want more.

Dashboard. Isn't that similar to the Admin Dashboard extension where it changes the layout of the ACP?

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Re: General discussion about phpbb

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No.. I'm building a standalone system that I call "area".
In other words.. I can create as many areas (dashboards) as I want & I can stop using phpBB's acp.
Not much to do in acp anyway + I can move most important part into area if needed.

Studio did a good job creating that extension for acp so there is no need to create a new one.

I'm using phpBB as a toolbox of core/symfony components to build a massive extension that has functionality of phpBB, but at the same time it can be independent from it.
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Re: General discussion about phpbb

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https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=2648170

Well, this was a rabbit hole (and still is). It was a text box issue and it turns out that his nephew modified the style code and probably the core code as well.

And here I thought it was just a minor issue with a particular style. 💩

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Re: General discussion about phpbb

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I doubt that issue started when php was changed, because it wont cause style related issues.
Seems more like an outcome of a bad update (automatic/1-click update).

Either that issue has been around for some time now or there was an attempt to update or modify something by someone.
If core was modified without any changes to db, then update should solve all issues.

I'm surprised that they don't have a tech guy who would maintain that site.
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Re: General discussion about phpbb

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I have a feeling it is a one man band over there.

It's just one man's personal website.

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Re: General discussion about phpbb

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Dunno how he'll be able to solve that issue by himself (update should be priority) or any issue/s that future may bring.
Maybe someone will help him out, but that doesn't change the fact that he needs a maintainer.
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Re: General discussion about phpbb

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He finally did attempt a full update, which broke what was left of the board.

So yeah, I think his board is just done.

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Re: General discussion about phpbb

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https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2648632

I never understood why phpBB even keeps orphaned attachments at all. They're usually attachments that were replaced by a new one by the post author or are in posts that have been pruned.

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Re: General discussion about phpbb

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To be honest.. I never cared about attachments. I think it should be as an extension & not part of the core.
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Re: General discussion about phpbb

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Yeah, I can see the logic in that. There are many hosting plans that do not include much storage space and free image hosts are available online.