It's been 7+ years since the last major update...
In those 7+ years ALL of the software on elec-trak.com went End of Life (no updates), or End of Existence (no longer made).
The final Nail in the Coffin was the retirement of a background programming language (PHP).. the version that the old board required goes away forever in November.
Now we are on the phpBB3 forum software, currently the largest forum software by use.
And we are on the current version, and nicely this version auto-updates as fixes come out.
Our old software, VBulletin 4.2.5, was so ancient that the few available import tools didn't work..
And I didn't want to loose the 20,000 posts that were made. So hired a commercial firm to do the migration. All messages, attachments, and users were moved.
The only thing no moved was the contents of the Gallery of Tractors.. the current version of the phpBB Gallery software doesn't work with this (fairly new) version of phpBB. When the update comes out I will enable it and move over the gallery.
The phpBB software is freeware, so you will see an occasional ad. Better than the old software which wanted $220/yr to remain ad free.
And on the main page, you will see a Donation frame, the migration service rang up $410, so please contribute some bucks if you can.
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