I've been listening to phpBB Weekly for just over a year now ... and I am embarrassed it has taken me so long to write this post.
I started my own forum back in October 2008 with nothing more than some outdated HTML knowledge. Through more luck than judgement, I managed to install phpBB and a couple of Mods. At the time, I was in trouble if anything went wrong with the forums - my knowledge was limited.
I seriously credit the phpBB Weekly podcast with giving me the information I needed, pointers to other resources and most importantly the CONFIDENCE to experiment and grow my knowledge of PHP.
Today, my forum continues to grow from strength to strength. With the release of v3.0.6 I totally rebuilt the forums with ease (correcting all the novice mistakes I made a year ago).
I would like to that both Douglas and David for all the help and knowledge you have imparted ... to this day the phpBB Weekly podcast provides a great service to me - keeping me up to date with the phpBB world when life dictates that I have little time to browse phpbb.com.
Just finished listening to #134 - loved the return of the 'promoting your forum' topic
Greetings from South West England UK.