Let's get your feedback - upgrading the system to phpbb3.2.x

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Let's get your feedback - upgrading the system to phpbb3.2.x

Postby neptronix » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:37 pm

Hi all. We are running a version phpbb that is 10 years old.. It's well past time to upgrade our system!

Me and gammaray have put together a test copy of the latest version of phpbb. It has better mobile support, and probably scads of other features we're not even aware of.

A couple things are currently missing:
1) endless sphere logo and a few themes.
2) the ability to keep/track edit history ( we'll figure that out later )
3) tapatalk is not installed - we are hoping that mobile works well enough that we don't have to.

If you notice some other functionality missing, please let us know about that.

But in particular, i'm wondering how this new phpbb works on your mobile devices.. is it better.. worse..?

PS, you can trash up the test forum as much as you want. It's running on a separate database. Whatever you do there won't affect the main ES.

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Re: Let's get your feedback - upgrading the system to phpbb3

Postby linkdown » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:56 pm

Way better on mobile
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Re: Let's get your feedback - upgrading the system to phpbb3

Postby cal3thousand » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:50 pm

Mobile is certainly better in this version, but I really enjoy Tapatalk for the ease of posting images. Part of the reason why ESFB is popular is the relative ease at which we can post photos vs using MOW or a full browser.
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Re: Let's get your feedback - upgrading the system to phpbb3

Postby neptronix » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:50 pm

cal3thousand wrote:Mobile is certainly better in this version, but I really enjoy Tapatalk for the ease of posting images. Part of the reason why ESFB is popular is the relative ease at which we can post photos vs using MOW or a full browser.


I'll have to play with tapatalk then and see what makes it better.
Thanks for pointing it out.
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Re: Let's get your feedback - upgrading the system to phpbb3

Postby amberwolf » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:17 am

Can you put up the subsilver2 theme so I can at least start testing it out?

Whatever theme it has now isn't very friendly to me or my eyes (at least it's in blue shades like subsilver2...).
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Re: Let's get your feedback - upgrading the system to phpbb3

Postby marty » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:42 am

Looks good from here. One difference I notice that phpbb3.2.x don't fill the whole screen side to side. Viewing with Windows 7 desktop and Mozilla Firefox 54.0.1 Not a problem because I always hit Ctrl and + button to make text bigger. At 120% forum fills the whole screen perfect. If I am viewing my computer settings correctly? My monitor resolution is 1920 x 1080.
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Re: Let's get your feedback - upgrading the system to phpbb3

Postby cal3thousand » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:12 am

marty wrote:Looks good from here. One difference I notice that phpbb3.2.x don't fill the whole screen side to side. Viewing with Windows 7 desktop and Mozilla Firefox 54.0.1 Not a problem because I always hit Ctrl and + button to make text bigger. At 120% forum fills the whole screen perfect. If I am viewing my computer settings correctly? My monitor resolution is 1920 x 1080.


I'm running the same resolution as well and welcome the change. On a 24" monitor, I have to do a good deal of horizontal and neck eye scrolling to read through a block of text as the forum sits now. With phpbb3.2.x, It's located centrally on about 8" of width, making it feel more like paper to read.
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Re: Let's get your feedback - upgrading the system to phpbb3

Postby zackclark70 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:15 am

just swap it and see what people complain about far bigger problems in life to care about
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Re: Let's get your feedback - upgrading the system to phpbb3

Postby nicobie » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:23 pm

Looks good on my 12" Samsung tablet.

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Re: Let's get your feedback - upgrading the system to phpbb3

Postby greyphantom » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:55 pm

neptronix wrote:
cal3thousand wrote:Mobile is certainly better in this version, but I really enjoy Tapatalk for the ease of posting images. Part of the reason why ESFB is popular is the relative ease at which we can post photos vs using MOW or a full browser.


I'll have to play with tapatalk then and see what makes it better.
Thanks for pointing it out.



Please do not add tapatalk if that means getting that nauseating popup shoved in my face every time I visit the site. (which is quite often) There is no need to add tapatalk, if anyone wants it they can get the app from the playstore. I HATE tapatalk with a passion, it is riddled with ads and snoops, also I refuse to have anything to do with any service that uses rude militant-like tactics (years of annoying popups). If I ran my business like that, I wouldn't have any business. Please do not ruin my experience here with the dreaded TP.

On another note, (and the most important), GOOD job. The site looks TIGHT. You must have read my mind, as I spent a good portion of yesterday trying to see if I could solve the unreadabilty problem on my Galaxy phone (no regular home computer) I use my phone for all internet, and Samsung lacks the size to fit feature that I once enjoyed on my HTC Droid.

Thanks for all your hard work and time invested in this project, now I can really get on here and plow through mountains of info, unimpeded :mrgreen:
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