Here's where we're at!
1. Many of our modifications (Arcade, etc) no longer work, are out of date, or no longer supported.
2. SMF eventually will have an entirely new version, 2.1. There's a 99.9% chance most of our mods we enjoy now (Subaccounts, chat room) will be lost or no longer work, because, let's be brutally honest, I have no idea how to code properly and if it wasn't without the help of Kalamere , we wouldn't have half the wonderful features (that work) now.
3. SMF isn't as nearly as popular as phpBB is. The more I look into forum software that is free (currently all I can afford), I wonder if it would benefit the site more trying to convert us. The problem with that is: a lot of the same as upgrading (eventually) to the beta 2.1 for SMF. Many of the mods we have will no longer work or be available (subaccounts), or I will not be able to code a lot of the customization I have now.
The question I pose to you and the issue that bothers me is this: Should we continue using software that grows increasingly out of date for sake of the customization and useful modifications we have now that still work? Do we run the risk of increasingly out of date code and all the hazards which come with it? Our chat room is no longer supported, as the company or persons who created it no longer exist on the internet, so it is already out of date and possibly a risk. It does not sit well with me at all that at this time, I am an ineffectual administrator in being able to keep the forums updated.
I have said, and I have promised that Greater Realms is going no where and that is 100% true, regardless. I will continue paying for the domain and the web host and continue making sure spam bots are addressed. But I do not wish to be stuck like this and I do not wish all of you to be stuck using a site that slowly stops working, ends up hacked, or so full of errors it's impossible to use. Either way: upgrading or changing forum software, we will lost chat and subaccounts either way.
What do you think? What do you feel? What would you like to see? Would you follow GR either way (as long as posts and main accounts remain?). Please let me know!