Well, a few weeks ago, it dawned on me that I could upgrade it. After all, it's been out there for several years and I know there were newer versions available. But, given the circumstances in my life I wasn't ready to try and figure out how to do it yet.
Then...last night, I had the bright idea of contacting customer support at phpbb for help, and lo and behold they helped me! I've had such bad luck with customer support staff on other web applications, I just expected to get the same kind of run around. But nope, a gentleman in the UK set me straight.
So, I'm working on upgrading the discussion forum at this time. There'll be some quirky things happening, but bear with me, I'll get it smooth going soon enough. I'm committed to see it through!
Some of the improved features include:
- Private Messaging
- Registration Process
- Search Capabilities
- Attachments: Users can post attachments (photos) themselves
- Reports: Users can report spammers!
- Mail/Print topics: Users can easily mail or print project instructions and other detailed posts
- Forum Subscriptions: Users can subscribe to forum categories...when a new project is posted, registered users can be contacted automatically.
- and more...