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This is something I have thought of a lot before and even more recently, so I think we should discuss this.

My thoughts were about changing the forum software. There are several reasons for this:

This forum software is old and outdated.
For example, the theme is not responsive and changing that is a lot of work. I've made some attempts...
The code is outdated. It causes errors with newer versions of PHP, there is a lot of stuff in the error log. Staying on an older PHP version forever should not be the goal.

There will be no more updates to this software, meaning new technologies will not find their way here and can only be added through forum modifications (if they are available...).

What do you think about this?
What would you think if this forum uses a different forum software?
Which software have you seen and do you like?

I have taken a closer look at MyBB and also played around with it, tried importing PI's data there on my local computer. You can see a MyBB forum in action here: https://community.mybb.com/

It may not look the most modern at the first glance but it's being worked on. For example, a responsive style is currently being worked on.
It receives security updates and has plenty of modifications.
The big advantage: it's free. You don't have to worry about licenses and can play around with it whenever you want.
That's how I was able to try it out with PI data, which I can't do with paid forum software obviously.

My paid favourite is Xenforo.

So what's your opinion on this?
Should we just stick to this version of vBulletin (buying a newer vBulletin version is not an option for me)?
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Ultimately your the main admin so it'd be your choice. As for the link. It looks similar to Probards.
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There are a lot of errors on the current software. Stuff not loading, posting stuff twice, urls sometimes not working.

I think we should change forum software
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