Very soon! Much like the last downtime, when I moved the forum to a new hosting company, I've got a short date on another upcoming downtime. This time I'll be converting the forum to new forum software. We'll be moving from vBulletin 3 series to the latest release of a fairly new forum software called XenForo. This is the company's own website using the default skin and configs: http://xenforo.com/community/ Now, many people probably thought my position on leaving vB3 was something like "prying it from my cold dead hands." And, for a long while, that was my position. However, in the last few months, I've connected with a group of other forum managers and we've had in depth discussions regarding long term viability of the end of life vB3 line, and the future of forums and forum software. The group agrees that XenForo is one of the best ever produced forum packages, on many levels. For myself, it isn't about "pretty" things, or social network integration, or Likes and Awards, or embedded media in posts... It's about a core principle of the XenForo development team. They wrote the package with a "security first" approach. You can look a long time and not find anything of significance as far as xF exploits. As for those pretty and whiz bang things, I'll be removing almost all of that. Social media buttons - gone! Likes button - gone! Trophies and awards - gone! Embedded media... well, you get the idea. One more reason for why: The second thing that really sold me on doing this, and got me in high gear on an implementation plan, was the support for small screen devices. Handhelds (phones, iPods and the like) are almost impossible to use here. You can't navigate and often have to scroll side to side... It's awful. XenForo has native support for what is called a responsive design. The skin adjusts to the size of the screen extremely well. And posting and such is built in. Well, I could go on and on, but, enough for starters. As for when this conversion / update will occur: Perhaps Saturday night. Maybe around 34 hours or so from the timestamp on this post.