Hi everyone. So glad I discovered this community. I'm one of the admins on the Rising Sun 4WD Club of Colorado forum. We stood up vBulletin in 8/2005 and it's been great for connecting with our local community of Toyota 4WD vehicle owners. Our stats: Threads: 26,276 * Posts: 312,112 * Members: 2,084 * Active Members: 339 Most users ever online was 2,621 on 11-12-2013 at 09:26 PM. We're not a huge online community (and we don't want to be huge), but we have a tight-knit community of active users. We're running the latest version of the vB 3 series, 3.8.11. Our current install is a pretty standard, out-of-the-box configuration. We had a handful of plugins but we have since deactivated them. We do have some members-only sections of the forum as well as a section for club officers only, but I'm guessing that's pretty standard across most forums. It's working fine at the moment. We don't need to update our forum, but I am concerned about a few things: vBulletin has announced that 3.8.11 is the last version of the 3 series. It will never be updated again. It works fine now, but eventually it won't, and we will be forced to upgrade. I'd rather not wait until we're in a crisis to make a change. It would be better to make a thoughtful upgrade or transition when we have time to test and consider options. Forums seem a little dated these days, I guess. I still find them incredibly useful and so do our club members. We're not looking to compete with Reddit and Facebook, and I'm not even sure we'd want to integrate with them. But we do want our forum to look modern so we attract new people to join our community. If we just stubbornly stay on 3.8.11, I worry that we're going to miss some guys who would be great additions to our club because we look like some ancient dead community. vB 3.8.11 isn't mobile responsive. Using the website on a smart phone isn't a good experience. A number of club members use Tapatalk, but it's not wonderful either. Having a mobile responsive web version of the forum would be better. Ultimately, I'd prefer to have an app version of the forum so it works great. There are probably other features we would love if we knew what they were! Of course, I'm also concerned about breakage from upgrading or moving to a different platform. We don't have millions of users or posts, but what we do have is important to us. Finally, it should be said that some of our club members are older (like me) and won't enjoy being forced to learn a new interface. The more the new web forum can still function like the old web forum, the better.