I want to thank everyone who donated for giving me the chance to make the forum better.
I'm going to get in touch with them today and see what's involved in converting the forum to vbulletin
. Hopefully I'll be able to set up a test install that everyone can play with before we make the move complete. Of coarse there will probably be some downtime. I'll be taking it slow, I don't want to rush the move at all, our database has over 400mb in it! That's a lot of data to back up and convert. What I'm most concerned about is users with spaces and odd characters in their names, like -"*$. If
there will be an issue with the user names, I'll get in touch with each of you to change your names.
I'll update here as I know more.
There is a test install here: http://ravingatheists.com/testforum/
. Feel free to sign up up or whatever if you want to BUT everything wil be deleted when I attempt to import this forum in the new one!
Unfortunately the process of moving over to the new forum is going to take me a little time. I don't know the software that well and I don't want to rush into it and have all sorts of problems.
And Eva, please sign up so you can before familiar with the modding options. BTW there are Mods and Super Mods. Maybe we could have a few lower mods to help keep the franks waltons away?
What will be lost when the forum is moved to vBulletin:
- Polls will not be imported.
- Premalinks to other posts will be broken as Vbulletin makes diffrent URLS.
- Your password may have to be reset, so please make sure your email address is up-to-date.