how bout you change to the best forums on the net and have nice themes theres portals for you to use and plenty of mods if you want to add them to the forums.
no only that next version (v1.2) has xml skins
- due anytime soon
Having XML skins aren't a feature. Having themes/skins is a feature, but I don't care how they are implemented. It's whether they work or not. Are these XSL themes, or are they their own XML themes?
if you dont no the best forums on the net its invision board, they have full converters for all if not most foums and you will not miss a single post, message or anything from converting
When the PHPDN forums were created, Invision Board wasn't released yet, so it wasn't anything at the time, not even the "best". And I won't lose any posts by not moving.
not only that it has many more features than phpbb and is more secure and stable.
More features? What "more features" are you talking about? phpBB has more features than I know what to do with. Actually, for me, it's too bloated. I like simple forums. BBCode, smilies, etc, are all what I consider bloat. Phorum is really nice, as well as my own light forum. However, the majority of people like these few extra features, and I give in to my users.
As far as being stable or secure, not that I am asking fate to tempt me, but we are still running, and everything is fine here. The only problems I have had have been with MySQL.
so far i have managed to change around 30 diff sites to invision board and they all say it is 10x better no word of a lie. go ask at http://www.lanse.co.uk
they will tell you
so if i was you go change to summit decent even fusionphp.net have changed
if you wanna see an example site running it with a portal using the forums as the backbone then check out thewavelength.net
it looks so sweet.
hope to see u go down the right path and choose invision board.
Really, I am impressed with Invision Board. It seems like an excellent forum program, and the people behind it obviously have experience.
However, the question is: Why should I change? I will have to be the one to make the switch, and it will require work. People will have to get used to the new forum. We will have to include all the mods back into the system (by making our own, or finding them). And theirs is the risk of things breaking down.
I am not against Invision Board. Rather, when we launched the PHPDN forums, we weren't even using phpBB. I forget the forum software we used (something more light, that I remember). I also remember waiting for Invision Board. But soon, I had too much pressure to include a forum that was more feature filled. IB wasn't out, so I went with phpBB, which has faithfully served me for more than a year.
So, with that understanding, why should I change? phpBB isn't missing any features I need, or want. It works.
It's a simple fact that it's harder to change the status quo. People like it when things work, so convince me in what ways Invision Board will improve the PHPDN forums. Your personal opinion, while appreciated, isn't something that I feel is credible. You've posted here all of once, and I don't know you. If someone here, who I know better, told me what you said, I would be more apt to listen. They have earned credibility.
However, if you really think the PHPDN would be better of by using Invision Board over phpBB (which currently works for the PHPDN, mind you), then let me know how. I am very much an open minded person, just not one to make quick choices based on incomplete facts.