I just wanted to let everyone know why the upgrade and migration is happening. Basically we have outgrown the largest shared host plan that the host provides. I have just purchased dedicated server hosting and now I can allocate as much space as needed in the future with the new dedicated platform.
This job is a bit more delicate than just building up an empty forum, Everyone and every post is very important to me. This means I had to have someone that would do the job perfectly. I have contracted with the creator of this forum software to do this migration and upgrade.
One of the things that has bugged me for a while is the fact that I haven't switched to the new version of this forum. The reason is mainly because the little things (plugins) that have been added to this forum over time were not available for the new version. The new software It is quite a bit different than the older framework so they will be helping me perform this major upgrade once they move the site to the server.
I will say this now... Some of the "plugins" that you guys might love on this site MAY not be available on the new forum software. But I have checked and most are available. I believe the things you will gain by this upgrade will more than makeup for the loss of any features that may occur.
I hope everyone understands now what will be taking place and why.
Remember to mark you calendars ... Nov 13th. 2018 I do not know yet when they will start. If I find that info out I will add it to this post.