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Old 25th January 2016
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Re: Forum upgrade advanced notice and planning

Good luck with the upgrade, Ian.

I have been running my own photography forum for almost 10 years. I started with SMF software which was free, but about 4 years ago I looked into software provided by Invision called IP.Board and I made that leap. It was probably the best thing I ever did because it has taught me so much about software that I am now developing my own themes, pages and portals for it easily. They also have several import scripts that convert all your existing databases into IP.Board ones. Some things like avatars and smilies may get messed up in the conversion, but on the whole the resultant improvement of everything else is well worth it. Look at my site to see what can be done with it.
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