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Exclamation Forum upgrade advanced notice and planning

Truth be told, we are running an old version of vBulletin and we are long overdue for modernisation. Benefits should include a much better experience for mobile and tablet users, better integration with social media services like Facebook, a more slick user interface, some bug fixes, better private messaging (PMs) and better security plus a whole lot more.

Therefore I am no planning a period of development of the forum installations on all my sites and I will be updating each one, one at a time. The e-group is the busiest site so it will be the last to be updates as by then we should be more experienced with the upgrade processes.

During the upgrade there will be inevitable disruption and some temporary loss of features and functionality because we run a highly customised forum here and the customisations need to be re-applied once the core forum us up and running in its vanilla form.

I will do my best to preserve earned attributes like Likes and Thanks, but I can't yet guarantee this. Posting stats will be preserved, though, as they are part of the core forum database.

If there are any forum features you have seen elsewhere and you would like to see introduced here, please let me know.


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