As most of you know, the site has been running the same software for many years now - XenForo (XF). XF2 was released late last year and is a complete rewrite of the code, offering significant improvements and enhancements. It looks like this in its default format: XenForo community Upgrading isn't a problem - it's a simple task, but there are several issues which would need to be addressed. 1. The server software is very old - PHP 5.x - which means we can't take advantage of all the new functionality in XF2 (emojis in posts for example). Also, PayPal will no longer support sites which aren't HTTPS very soon and we would need to switch to a new server in order to implement that anyway. 2. Featured threads and the home page would have to go - it won't work in XF2 and I don't have time to rewrite the code. A basic home page may be possible but there would no longer be any thread featuring. 3. Although they are no longer used, the OTDB and FF1 add-ons won't function in XF2 - they would have to be rewritten (which I don't have the time to do), or removed completely. An alternative option would be to archive the DB in a non-functioning dormant site, but I'm not sure there's much point as I doubt it gets a lot of attention these days. 4. I would need to find a replacement for Chat for XF2. 5. The style would not carry over - which isn't a bad thing - it provides the opportunity to create something fresh. So, in summary, in order to upgrade we would need to: - switch servers to something running PHP 7, preferably PHP 7.2. - upgrade the forum software - strip away all of the current add-ons - purchase a new chat add-on (Chat 2 by Siropu [Paid]) Thoughts? Does anyone have any opinions either way?