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Upgrading is a bit of a pain if you have any modifications - and you're probably going to want those. The template is a good example - it's a pig of a block of html code, you should modify it to save on bandwidth costs.This is an issue because you'll probably have to upgrade at least once a year, sometimes twice. And the help forums are a bit condescending :(.
It's also not the best forum if things get busy. I've had users bring it down under heavy loads. So it's good for smaller or entry level forums. Anything heavier and you'll probably need a purchased program.
Nevertheless, it's probably the best/easiest to use free forum program available.
Until you need to upgrade, then it can become a bit of a headache.
I would second that sentiment. My phpBB forum has been quite lightly customized compared to many, but you have to be prepared to hand edit template files and such when you need to do those all-so-vital updates like the one last week. If you are familiar with the command line in Linux, it is much easier, because you can use the patch file and then manually add any of the
It didn't take me that long to install a fresh version and re-install the mods - it would have probably taken me longer to install the upgrade around the mods instead of just scraping it and starting fresh again! ;)
I guess it depends how many mods you have running though - I only had a handfull and only one (Activity mod) took much effort.
I'm pretty sure there are fully mod'd versions available, but perhaps not with the current build.