The reasoning behind this is well, IPB is lacking a few things that I want to do, not just for personal use but for the entire forum as well. Lately, as some of you know, I've been trying to add a few things to these forums and well, the experience so far has been like trying to plug in a gamecube controller into an xbox. Needless to say, it's failed on multiple counts.
So the question is now, would you guys prefer we stick with IPB, which is the forum you all are used to or vB, a new different forum software which I doubt many of you have experience using.(Correct me if I'm wrong of course) If we stick with IPB, we still need to update forum software to prevent possible risks with the current outdated software, and updating would then require money(Around 185 for lifetime license). If we chose to switch to vB, it would require a forum switch, which simply put, means that the forum will look different and work slightly differently. The vB lifetime license is 165 roughly but it requires a 30 dollar fee after the first year if you wish to continue to get their support and update of their forums.
As a second point, sticking with IPB will bring some new features once we update but the mods system is still a bitch from what I can tell and don't expect much in the form of new mods. vB will also have new features, it's greatest strength going for it right now being that mods are much easier to install, infact, it's pretty much as simple as just uploading a file and enabling it.
More information can be found at each site, http://invisionboard.com and http://vbulletin.com
On the topic of donating, this is simply a question on how many of you are willing to donate for the cause, you're in no way required to donate, but of course, every penny will help, not to mention donations will allow me to get the boards faster, if I'm to pay for the whole thing myself, don't expect the new upgrades anytime soon.
So, hopefully now that I've covered the important spots, please vote in this poll and tell me what you guys think.
If a switch to vB is made, no posts or topics will be lost, I can't stress that enough.