We are considering upgrading the software for this forum to the latest version.
The advantages are that it is more secure, has a cleaner look, is more intuitive, has additional features and is easier to administer. An example of a forum using the latest software is here: https://www.devfuse.com/forums/
The most important point in all of this is you, our user. We do not want to lose you and yet we wish to provide you with the best forum experience we can.
Change is always difficult but perhaps the time is now right to move to a more modern board with functionality that the majority of the other forums have on the internet today.
Users and topics will be moved over and unless there is a huge outcry we intend to move to the new forum in the next couple of weeks.