Im sorry squirrel i dont wish you make you mad,im just saying im having some issues with the site....
I have no isses with MyBB or IPB (And they both work w/o scripts quite well (faster loading))
I know IPB isnt free,i was just letting you know about IPB
You can see how good IPB is here > www.defendingthetruth.com
The admin was gonna go VB4 but thank goodness i talked him out of it! (VB4 IS COMPLETE GARBAGE)
Merry christmas my friend
You didn't make me mad... It's just that every time this topic comes up of upgrades, you want us to run a php based solution which never has supported our import needs, as well as software that we can't justify purchasing. We run free forums for our members, and as such don't use commercial products to do so. I know what IPB is -- I've ran it before. It's a decent system, but costs an arm and a leg. vBulletin is also good software - very stable - but neither support importing from our old system and both are expensive.
As for speed, this site loads very fast. If you're having speed issues, you may need to check your system out. So far you're the only member who has complained of the speed. We take all comments very seriously - even though it's a free forum, we do care about the members and how they feel. The only part of the site that is slow is when the page loads and the time is adjusted to how long ago a post was posted. This is JS based and mainly to simplify things for the visitor because the software is based on UTC/GMT time - which means that unless you set your timezone in your profile, you will be shown times for posts that are 5-8 hours in the future, instead of being in the past (and even that feature only takes a second or two to update).
Currently, we're working hand in hand with the developers of this software to make the enhancements we need, as well as clear up any bugs we are experiencing. This is the first application we've tested (out of many) where we have gotten this kind of support, and that is something you can't beat. They have released three patches just to support the issues we were having while other developers would leave you out in the cold.