Hey guys I’ll cut to the chase,
These forums are running on software that is over a decade old. Piece by piece functionality is being either exploited by spammers, or being deprecated.
For example the captcha system this forum integrates with has ended, making it harder to keep spammers out.
The next risk for this forum is an upgrade in the php version. This forum runs on an older version of software, and Hostmonster (the people that run the servers) are moving all its servers to the new version of PhP. This might break the forums.
I don’t have the time or money to go through a whole upgrade process to be frank so that leaves two options.
- The forum experience slowly degrades, and one day breaks entirely
- Someone else takes on the forum and performs the necessary upgrades and migrations
If anyone has other suggestions do let me know, I would be all ears.
And lastly I did want to say, I love these forums, the community we’ve created here, and all the things I’ve learned from each of you. Despite the upcoming challenges, the history and people here are, and have always been, a fantastic bunch. Thank you for choosing to be part of the group.