Hey folks. I’m here to tell you all that the LBL forum is going to be moving to a lovely new home very soon. Or rather a new software.
Due to many various reasons (security issues, terrible back end and front end experience, etc) vBulletin has become a real pain to work with. So we will be moving to IP.Board.
Now, some of you may be wondering why move to IP.Board ? Well, back when we wanted to move from our old software PHPbb, we had a choice. vBulletin or IP.Board. At the time IP.Board was still fairly new and vBulletin was on top of all the forum software choices. However, I feel that vBulletin has really gone down hill and IP.Board has really gone up hill. Amazing back end and front end experience, brilliant security, clean code development and so much more. These are the things IP.Board can offer. I believe IP.Board will enable the LBL staff to better do our jobs and allow a much better experience for our users.
Now for some of you who may be a little curious of the details about this move. Listen up!
IP.Board offers a tool to convert almost everything from vBulletin to IP.Board. Here’s a list of what can be converted.
So as you can see, the only things it can not convert are things that are not of much importance and most importantly it can convert member passwords. But listen up!. Although it can convert passwords, it will not remember them. So if you are unsure of what you password is and rely on your browser remembering them. Find out and save your passwords now!
I did state that this move will be soon and when i say soon, i mean soon. If i have time tomorrow then it will be done tomorrow. If not then the day after, or the day after that. When the move is made the forum will be down all day and night! The conversion will take a few hours and then i will have to do loads of things to get the forum set up. The blog however, will not be down A blog post will be made once the conversion is all done. So keep checking back.
So, that’s about it. I hope you all be looking forward to the move as much as the LBL staff is.
If you have any other questions about the move then please post them in the comments and i will try to answer them.