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This site will eventually be updated with a new (to us) software app named XenForo, which will replace vBulletin that we currently use.

Our sister forum Magle International Music Forums has been converted to the XenForo software. If you want to take a look check it out by clicking on the line above.

Xenforo is completely foreign to the staff ... we are learning it as we go ... settings (the back door) are quite different and the terminology has changed ... forums became nodes, etc.

It's a steep uphill learning curve for me ... I have become accustomed to vBulletin over the past 14 years that I've been on staff.

When TC will be changed over to Xenforo is not known ... I have not gotten any update notices from the boss.
Xenforo is pretty damned good (especially for mods and admins.) One thing that can be very useful is a whole slew of interaction buttons (Like/Dislike/Agree/Disagree/Winner/Useful etc). The ability to drag and drop images makes vBulletin look positively archaic, too.
 

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Good point Pianozach (which has been partly answered in the post above mine by Art Rock). I'm not too bothered about some of my old posts but I don't want to lose all my SQ blog posts and LVB cycle reviews. That would be lot of hard work and time down the drain. Don't get me wrong, Xenforo looks exciting and very interesting and I'm not adverse to change. All this is probably inevitable and I'm sure I'll get used to it very quickly but will there be some sort of backup during the changeover so if not everything does get taken over to the new site I can still get my reviews and blogs back?
Every site that I've seen move from vBulletin to Xenforo has done so with minimal upheaval, preserving everything from blog posts to images to PMs. There is some learning when the changeover happens. EG: PMs become conversations and can add new members as time goes on. The forum sections have new capabilities, or new ways of achieving familiar stuff.

Moderators see things like this:

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which takes them to a single screen where they can deal with reported posts/spam etc. It works well. Incidentally, the forum from which I took that screen grab was one of the first to switch, several years ago. Everyone hated the new software, but soon settled down.
 

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My reviews are all that bothers me so as long as they're still there I'm a happy guy. Learning to navigate around a new site shouldn't take too long. I'm kinda excited about it all now. When are we moving house, Art Rock? Do I get first pick of the bedrooms?
You may have the wrong idea of this new software, @Merl. It has a penthouse complete with a fully stocked bar and the most amazing view for the mods and a dungeon for everyone else. Sorry to be blunt, but there it is.
 
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