Well, the time has come. We're going to upgrade the forum to a newer version of the software and bring this thing up to modern-ish standards.
What does this mean to you?
1. Well, the board might go through some hiccups as this takes place. The plan is to take the board down during the upgrade, so we don't have two boards running at the same time. So I'd like to ask for your patience as we go through the process. Hopefully it won't be more than a few hours.
2. We're going to purge the userlist, so if you have an account but have never posted, your account may get purged. So you might have to sign up again.
3. Some funky things could happen to individual accounts, such as avatars not transferring over. So some of that might be needed to upload again.
4. There is a small chance your password may get corrupted, but you'd be able to use the reset password link to fix after the upgrade.
However, the pros far outweigh the cons, as a upgrade will mean that everyone who is awaiting for account activation (sorry!) can just register on their own. And some of the features that this old board couldn't handle well (such as searching) should be good to go.
Some of the look and feel elements of the board may need to be tweaked post-upgrade, and those will be fixed as we go.
The plan is to do it this coming weekend, as the board is usually a bit slower on weekends.
Will post updates as we go. Better forum times ahead!