Does MyBB have future?
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I recently upgraded to MyBB. We had been running on phpBB 3.0.x for almost a decade, and we realized that our old version of phpBB was no longer being supported and wouldn't support the plugins and features we wanted to add to modernize our site. After careful consideration, we decided that MyBB would be our best choice for a forum platform. I still think MyBB is the best overall forum system out there.

However, independent forums face an uncertain future. Over the past five years, I've watched a lot of forums die, including some that were once fairly active. Forums, especially nonprofit ones, have been hurt by the growth of bigger, better-funded social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Reddit. Also, more people, especially younger ones, now rely on their mobile devices for using the Internet, and a lot of forum themes aren't mobile-optimized.

Forums still serve a vital purpose - they can do many things that social media sites can't do. In my experience, forums that serve a clearly-defined niche have been more successful than "hangout forums".

I can't say much about MyBB development, as I haven't really been paying attention to it. I just download and install the latest patches, and that's about it. When developing anything for the Web, the goalposts are always moving. The pace of technological change is rapid and difficult-to-predict, so it's important to be agile and able to adapt to change. This probably makes development a lot more complex, especially considering that so many people use MyBB for so many different reasons.
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Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-11, 07:50 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-11, 07:57 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-11, 08:12 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-11, 08:26 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-11, 08:48 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Whiteneo - 2017-12-11, 11:02 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-15, 07:49 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by kawaii - 2017-12-15, 07:56 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by TaylorCTU - 2017-12-12, 12:26 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by zag - 2017-12-12, 02:25 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-12, 06:41 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2017-12-14, 03:23 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Sector - 2017-12-15, 09:04 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by frostschutz - 2017-12-15, 01:09 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by YeahIamBlond - 2017-12-15, 01:32 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-15, 06:08 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-15, 02:25 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-15, 06:18 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-15, 06:24 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by VinnyVideo - 2017-12-15, 06:35 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-15, 07:00 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Wildcard - 2017-12-15, 09:31 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-15, 09:40 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-16, 11:14 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-16, 11:59 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by andrewjs18 - 2017-12-17, 12:22 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-17, 10:59 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-17, 12:13 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-17, 01:47 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-17, 02:06 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-17, 02:21 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-17, 02:36 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-17, 02:44 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-18, 12:57 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-18, 01:47 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by amanda_2011 - 2017-12-18, 07:48 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-18, 03:30 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-18, 03:51 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-18, 07:18 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by NeedReds - 2020-04-23, 11:22 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-18, 07:25 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-18, 07:48 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-18, 11:16 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by andrewjs18 - 2017-12-19, 12:28 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-18, 08:21 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-18, 08:29 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by amanda_2011 - 2017-12-18, 08:57 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-19, 04:24 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-19, 08:03 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-19, 11:00 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-20, 07:58 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Tactrus - 2017-12-19, 04:48 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-19, 11:31 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Tactrus - 2017-12-20, 11:35 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by andrewjs18 - 2017-12-21, 08:30 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by kawaii - 2017-12-21, 08:57 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Dexxa - 2017-12-21, 03:16 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-21, 10:42 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2017-12-21, 05:18 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-22, 07:37 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-22, 08:36 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Livewire - 2017-12-22, 12:07 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-22, 09:20 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2017-12-22, 12:42 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-22, 06:06 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-22, 07:48 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2017-12-22, 09:04 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Tactrus - 2017-12-22, 09:56 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-22, 10:54 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-22, 11:25 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by kawaii - 2017-12-22, 11:07 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-22, 11:09 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2017-12-23, 06:54 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Robbie626 - 2017-12-23, 07:11 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-23, 07:27 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by marcgo15 - 2017-12-25, 07:40 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Sector - 2017-12-23, 08:28 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-26, 11:40 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by s3_gunzel - 2017-12-27, 12:09 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-23, 07:43 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2017-12-27, 01:16 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by mrl586 - 2018-01-07, 08:05 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2018-01-06, 09:17 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2018-01-07, 08:27 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-07, 08:39 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2018-01-07, 09:23 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Sharree - 2018-01-07, 09:54 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2018-01-07, 10:28 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2018-01-07, 10:59 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by ScarletWavez - 2018-01-08, 02:52 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by darkhorus - 2018-01-10, 06:07 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2018-01-10, 07:54 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by darkhorus - 2018-01-11, 05:08 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by andrewjs18 - 2018-01-15, 06:54 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by darkhorus - 2018-01-15, 01:42 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Corey H - 2018-01-15, 08:40 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-15, 09:01 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2018-01-16, 11:09 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by kawaii - 2018-01-16, 11:18 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-16, 03:21 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by DiegoPino - 2018-01-15, 09:58 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2018-01-16, 06:31 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by html_nerd - 2018-01-17, 01:54 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-16, 07:31 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2018-01-17, 02:47 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2018-01-17, 06:32 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by html_nerd - 2018-01-17, 06:52 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-17, 08:05 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-17, 06:47 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Majcon - 2018-01-20, 01:21 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2018-01-20, 02:07 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by dragonexpert - 2018-02-07, 04:15 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-02-07, 10:05 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Zaqre - 2018-07-28, 10:27 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by /r/ - 2018-07-29, 04:35 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Nasyr - 2018-10-23, 10:12 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Eldenroot - 2018-07-30, 03:52 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by erich199 - 2018-12-21, 06:51 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Zeitgeist - 2018-12-22, 05:27 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Michael2014 - 2018-12-22, 05:36 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by CloudyBright - 2019-02-16, 03:28 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Sector - 2019-01-14, 06:29 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Serpius - 2019-01-15, 02:00 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by s3_gunzel - 2019-01-15, 02:15 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Serpius - 2019-01-15, 04:04 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by viwewo - 2019-02-16, 08:55 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Sharree - 2019-02-17, 07:18 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2019-02-17, 06:37 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2019-02-17, 08:21 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2019-02-17, 11:04 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by s3_gunzel - 2019-02-18, 01:57 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Wildcard - 2019-02-17, 11:41 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2019-02-18, 01:00 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2019-02-18, 03:24 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by effone - 2019-02-18, 05:12 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by codedude - 2019-02-18, 11:42 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2019-02-18, 04:25 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by someoneBig - 2019-02-18, 08:08 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2019-02-18, 08:19 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2019-02-18, 08:15 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by s3_gunzel - 2019-02-18, 09:14 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Devilshakerz - 2019-02-18, 10:40 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2019-02-18, 10:43 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by someoneBig - 2019-02-18, 08:40 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Nathan Malcolm - 2019-02-19, 04:07 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by s3_gunzel - 2019-02-19, 05:13 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2019-02-19, 07:37 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by s3_gunzel - 2020-04-24, 12:09 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by DiegoD - 2020-05-30, 07:03 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by ARx182 - 2020-05-31, 07:42 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by DiegoPino - 2020-05-31, 01:54 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Darth Apple - 2020-05-31, 11:23 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Laird - 2020-06-02, 10:30 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Serpius - 2020-06-28, 01:53 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by vbgamer45 - 2020-06-03, 06:36 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Laird - 2020-06-04, 09:46 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by JoelR - 2020-06-26, 05:48 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Darth Apple - 2020-06-28, 02:08 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Furious - 2020-06-29, 12:54 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by s3_gunzel - 2020-06-29, 02:46 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Johnny98 - 2020-06-30, 06:52 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by s3_gunzel - 2020-06-30, 07:07 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by DevLife - 2020-12-09, 06:34 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by HopeGardner - 2020-12-09, 08:27 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by DiegoPino - 2020-12-09, 08:17 PM

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