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    Decent sub-forums hack for phpBB

    I'm looking for a sub forums hack for phpBB.

    I have found one, but that is essentially a sub catagories hack. I want to create a forum that users can post in, which also has a sub-forum or two which users can also post in.

    Anyone any ideas where I could find a hack that allows me to do this?

    Thanks alot
    ZOO
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    Ask Patrick
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    Patrick (iFroggy) runs the largest and best phpBB related downloads site. You can find it here

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmerB
    Patrick (iFroggy) runs the largest and best phpBB related downloads site. You can find it here


    ahem.

    Sorry.
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    Pathetic.

    Anyway, laugh if you want. It is the truth.

    Have you looked at:

    http://www.phpbbhacks.com/viewhack.php?id=978

    Might be right up your alley. It is the best sub forum hack that I have seen. Not sure if it is good enough though for you. phpBB 2.2 will have sub forums built in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iFroggy
    Pathetic.

    Anyway, laugh if you want. It is the truth.

    Have you looked at:

    http://www.phpbbhacks.com/viewhack.php?id=978

    Might be right up your alley. It is the best sub forum hack that I have seen. Not sure if it is good enough though for you. phpBB 2.2 will have sub forums built in.
    I wasn't questioning the statement (cos it's true), just laughing at the irony...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmerB
    Patrick (iFroggy) runs the largest and best phpBB related downloads site. You can find it here
    Had a feeling something like that would happen

    Quote Originally Posted by iFroggy
    Have you looked at:

    http://www.phpbbhacks.com/viewhack.php?id=978

    Might be right up your alley. It is the best sub forum hack that I have seen. Not sure if it is good enough though for you. phpBB 2.2 will have sub forums built in.
    Thanks Patrick - I'll take a look and might have a play with it later on.

    phpBB 2.2 should be good - but I'll have to wait for someone to do a php-nuke port before I can use it on the site I am working on, so could be a little while

    Cheers
    ZOO
    Last edited by zoo; May 31, 2003 at 07:58.
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    No problem. phpBB 2.2 does look very nice. How soon it will come out is another thing. But, I hope it will be by Fall/Winter of this year.

    I see. Isn't it tough being limited by having no programming knowledge? lol. We have to go around and use these premade scripts and try to get them to work together! Not fun.

    I'm reading the Yank book, but a lot of it isn't sticking.

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    Yeah I'm looking forward to 2.2 as well. The subforums hack will put it just about on the same level as Invision in terms of features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iFroggy
    I see. Isn't it tough being limited by having no programming knowledge? lol. We have to go around and use these premade scripts and try to get them to work together! Not fun.
    Well I have a fair programming knowledge, however the issue for me is that I don't really have the time or the inclination to learn how phpBB operates internally.

    I can do somethings - I have added alot of functions and changed alot of things, not to mention making some major changes to some hacks to get them working with the php-nuke port of phpBB, but it would take me far too long and is beyond my abilites to come up with something like a sub-forums hack - I can only look at SQL queries for so long before I get a headache

    I'm in the middle of re-writing the points hack at the moment, so it acts more like the reputation system we have here at SP - however its taking time to work out issues like limiting the number of times they can give rep a day etc.

    Cheers
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    A note..for anyone wanting proof of phpBB 2.2's subforum capability, here should be a sufficient demonstration of the scalability of the nesting

    Excuse the idiocy in the forums, it's just a test setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pit
    A note..for anyone wanting proof of phpBB 2.2's subforum capability, here should be a sufficient demonstration of the scalability of the nesting

    Excuse the idiocy in the forums, it's just a test setup.
    I have been downloading and playing about with the latest software snapshots of php2.1.** from the area51 CVS page and it looks absolutley fantastic

    An absolutley massive for the whole phpBB team. I think these changes will bring it up to the level of IBF in terms of functionality and features, this as well as the fact that phpBB has a better templates and admin system will definatly keep me, and alot of other users I think, using phpBB and comming back for more - heck, just the sheer anticipation of phpBB 2.2 is keeping me using phpBB

    Pit - are you a member of the phpBB development team or something? I have seen your name mentioned on the test forums and the phpBB forums quite a few times recently.

    Cheers
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    zoo: Not a member of the development team, no, just a moderator and general encumbent

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    Yeah, several of them are around.


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