The new TAT2.0. And how it works (technical questions)

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Re: The new TAT2.0. And how it works (technical questions)

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What is the actual reason for updating every time a new version of phpBB is available?
I belong to the camp of 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'. I updated the Android on my cell phone once (actually, it updated on its own, as I had not disabled automatic updates), and it was a disaster. And I've read about many, many people having nothing but problems after updating operating systems, browsers, whatever - where everything was working fine before the updates.

I have disabled ALL automatic updates on my phone and on my computer, and I simply don't update anything anymore - unless something stops working properly. I have NEVER had any security or virus issues.

And so I wonder if, when everything is working well, there is a practical reason for updating phpBB every time a new version is available, and thus risking that things won't work as well as they did before the update.

(I have no idea what 'breadcrumbs' are, and I don't know if I use them or not; the forum seems to be working well for me and my 'PS4' theme right now.)
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Re: The new TAT2.0. And how it works (technical questions)

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Sooner or later, and it will be sooner, phpBB will migrate completely to PHP 8.x (it is up to 8.1). Some commands and lines of code will be substituted by new code. Such new code may not work in versions 3.x, where x is < 3.
PHP is a communal, worldwide enterprise. The brilliant nerds that run this thing, several layers below us the users, keep making it more complex; while, by the end of DOS reign (and prior to GUI's) DOS had 32 commands (which was beautiful as 32 is a power of 2), PHP and related new languages have commands in the 100's.
So, update now, or wait until the day in which it will simply not run anymore, at all. And that day, it will not be a 2-hour job of updating; it will be start from scratch.
I side with the nerds. That's all.
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Re: The new TAT2.0. And how it works (technical questions)

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I just got a "this site can't be reached" notice but I closed the tab and opened a new one and there was no problem.
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Re: The new TAT2.0. And how it works (technical questions)

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I’ve been seeing the following error since the day before yesterday when I try to check TAT through Tapatalk. I uninstalled/reinstalled the app but still same issue. Is anyone else having this issue?
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Re: The new TAT2.0. TAPATALK

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MJ2004 wrote: Thu Dec 22, 2022 12:42 pm I’ve been seeing the following error since the day before yesterday when I try to check TAT through Tapatalk. I uninstalled/reinstalled the app but still same issue. Is anyone else having this issue?
If somebody else is indeed having that problem, please post.
MJ: Our plugin was outdated. TAPATALK released a new one in October and since I do not use TAP I did not notice.
I downloaded and installed the new plugin, and re-enabled it.
If you need to re-use the TAPATALK API key, this is it:

84BBAF1387BBC385C0D67577EB04276B

Please let me know if it is working again.
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Re: The new TAT2.0. And how it works (technical questions)

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It is working now, thank you!!


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Re: The new TAT2.0. And how it works (technical questions)

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No Aussie Open banner at the top this year?
Didn't we have one for every Major?
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Re: The new TAT2.0. And how it works (technical questions)

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ti-amie wrote: Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:23 am I just got a "this site can't be reached" notice but I closed the tab and opened a new one and there was no problem.
This has been happening to me sporadically. Same with being logged out and having to log back in. Can't yet deduce reason why
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Re: The new TAT2.0. And how it works (technical questions)

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Deuce wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 1:49 am No Aussie Open banner at the top this year?
Didn't we have one for every Major?
I did not have time to design a new one. My bad.
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Re: The new TAT2.0. Update Jan 310th 2023

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Dear all.
All updates for the board have been made. Only a new addition of "importance" to announce.
A new extension has been installed that allows you to go back to the index page if you click on the header banner. Nothing major, but it might help with navigation.
We are currently running phpBB 3.3.9, smoothly running on PHP 8.0.
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