It's been a while since phpBB released an update to Olympus (codename for phpBB 3.x). Well, today i checked the system tab on phpBB and there was a red sign, meaning there was an update for phpBB and i quickly looked on the phpBB 3.0.5 Release Notes. It is an important update and there are some new features as well, such as better CAPTCHA protection, ability to refresh the CAPTCHA visual images, better performance on full search, and many more.
I disabled the forum for a while to do the maintenance and after about 30 minutes or so, i re-enabled the forum again and now it's running perfectly on 3.0.5
With each version, phpBB is getting easier to upgrade, thanks to the automatic update package. In my case, all of the MODs i have been installing is still preserved without having to reconfigure it again. In the past, every time i performed an upgrade, i have to reconfigure the MODs again.
Enjoy the forum again and sorry for the inconvenience during the upgrade process.