I would like some feedback from you guys on this one.
Right now we're using a software called Drupal, which is a highly configurable CMS (content management system). It's mainly used for blog sites (www.blogger.com) and news sites (www.theonion.com).
It's very powerful if you are using it for the right thing. Drupals strongpoint has never been forums, which is exactly the problem.
The forum module on this software is lacking in so many ways.
I admin another forum that uses vbulletin and I've grown to like it more and more. It's very user friendly and it's VERY easy to administer. It's highly customizable and the load times are really fast.
I think I'm sold, but I need to first find out if the move will be supported by the users here.
If we do make the move it will happen all behind the scenes, so don't expect any downtime. The messages will all be transferred over to the new software, and I'll also figure out a way to make the old links still work. MPG data and garage info will also be transferred, albeit slowly.
I'm looking for a more stable, user friendly software to host our growing community.
I'd love feedback and thoughts on this. It will most likely take a while to do as I'll have to create a bunch of custom scripts to transfer everything over. I'd like to get started however and see how much I can do.
Like I said, this could take a while. I have this combined with about 12 other projects I have going on right now. I might want to prioritize this one though as it will most likely remove many of my other headaches.