Originally posted by briancron
I think that if you made a forum from scratch you would be insulted at the suggestion that they switch to php etc...
but I agree that these forums are limited, for one while Im typing this it would be great to see the post I am answering. Otherwise, I have to open an new tab to make sure I read the question right. (I don't have any mental capacity - I ...[text shortened]... likely that going to a new forum would mean a lot of work bringing this forum's content over.
This whole site is coded in PHP. That's why it shouldn't be too much of a stretch to implement an "off the shelf" PHP based forum system (and that's why I suggested it .. If it was coded in Java i would have suggested one of the Java based forums)
The content migration will have nothing to do with the display language, it depends on the datastore (A simple SQL database from what I can see). It shouldn't be too
hard to migrate content from one SQL database to another. Even if it was I'm sure people would put up with 2 forums (one archived readonly) and a new one while the transition was made.
I know it's hard to let go of something that you have coded yourself from scratch (i don't actually know
this is the case for the RHP forums I'm only guessing) but there comes a time that the infrastructure that you built for a small number of people won't serve a growing user base. RHP provides a fantastic
correspondence chess interface, something nobody else is close to IMO but coding a forum has been done so much better elsewhere, why not capitalize on this and focus on your strengths?