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Old 12-22-2016, 01:08 PM
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It looks like vBulletin is dying so I am looking at switching the forum to SMF.

it's a free open source software that many people say works much better.

When I do the conversion I am not sure what will be lost,

I have read that sometimes the PM messages do not copying over, so if you have anything important you may want to back them up.

other things that may not make it are the profile pictures.
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we have some experts looking into the problem with out website,
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so I might postpone the update until we have another software meltdown.
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ok, the software has broken again, and this time I don't seem to be able to fix it,
so I am really really going to switch to some other forum software.

I just tried to convert the database to the SMF forum, but our database is so old that the converter does not work anymore.

I am going to try to convert it to phpBB and see if their converter still works or not?
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the converter for SMF Forum software is written in C+ which I know nothing about.

The converter for phpBB is written in PHP which I know a tiny bit about, but it's thousands of lines long and throwing out fatal errors at the beginning so I doubt I have any chance to figure out what it's doing.

they were both written 10 or 12 years ago, so they are seriously out of date.

not sure what other options there are?
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Looking into paying someone to convert the site to a SMF forum.
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in the next week we may see some changes, the person who is going to work on the database is on vacation and when they get back hopefully they will be able to move our site to the SMF software.
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