Does MyBB have future?
I was just discussing with someone about them opening a new forum with MyBB. I told them to use other software. MyBB is way too far behind when it comes to mobile compatibility. MyBB thought they needed to use a PHP Framework in 2.0 in order to be more modern and speed up development. Meanwhile it went on for years and we are still not on a default responsive theme.

I reported a vulnerability in MyBB months ago that exists in all default version of 1.8x and it's still not patched and released by the dev team. They even hid my Github post about it because they have a policy to keep exploits private. Even though at least 3 "hackers" know about it. Unreal. It's irresponsible.

I tried months back to spark life into 1.9x development with a $1000 bounty for a quick release. Never happened and months later still no 1.9x. Not even the 1.8.20 with the exploits fixed.

MyBB is done imho. The only people who should use it are legacy sites which are too integrated to move to other software. No way would I start a new forum using MyBB. This software has the same future as phpBB. Which is that it will just exist as-is with almost no new development to advance the software.

phpBB 3.0 (3x is their latest branch) was released in 2008. Think about that. You'll never see a phpBB 4.0 just like you'll never see MyBB 2.0. MyBB 1.8x is now 5 years old and feeling it too.

The excuse that the team is unpaid volunteers is a poor one. Either they commit to development or get replaced by people who are. And if no one wants to replace them then this project is dead. If making the project paid or having a commercial support version speeds up development then do that too.

I get it that projects are time-consuming. But the MyBB team is being counted on to deliver a solid product with timely updates and a good direction to all the admins who use the software.

Who can really say they've been happy with the pace and direction of MyBB development in the past 5 years? And don't lie just to be nice. Be honest to yourself and the community.

I took the steps needed this year to make my largest MyBB forum responsive. Waiting for the team to do it no longer seemed viable. Now I need API options and features like push notifications. MyBB is concerned with TWIG integration which no one outside of the team really cares about. That was the same way with using Laravel in 2.0.

You really want to know what will save MyBB? A proper fork with a direction to upgrade the software to some modern features. I stopped having faith in MyBB team a long time ago. They are nice people with reasonable skills overall so it's not like I don't think they aren't capable. For whatever reason, things are not being done in a timely manner and the community is continually told to just wait. We are well beyond the point of waiting and being patient. There should be a sense of urgency now.

I'm sure I hurt some feelings with my post. It was intended as honesty and not written with disrespect. Unfortunately being honest means having to write things the team doesn't want to read. I didn't create the problem. I'm just pointing it out bluntly after 13 pages of this thread mind-you.
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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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