I've been working very hard to get this new forum up and running over the past few days. As you can see it's no longer running on PHPBB. I've decided to use bbPress which comes from the same people as Wordpress. It has lots of great plugins, is easy to modify, maintain and most of all is fantastic at keeping the spammers at bay.
The biggest part of getting this new forum up and running was getting all the old data in the old PHPBB format over to this new one. This involved plenty of custom PHP database scripts, lots of cursing and a few late nights (like tonight).
You'll notice that a lot of the links and some of the images and formatting of text will be broken here and there but I'm working on that and it is easily fixable.
Regular visitors will also remember that the old forum had a BIG problem with SPAM, it was getting between 10-30 SPAM posts a day, most of which were crude, rude and offensive. I'm also in the process of removing these spam accounts and I've already deleted over a 1000 of them but there are still lots left.
If you notice any bugs before I do, or if you have any feedback or ideas for the new forum then there's a good chance there's already a plugin out there or I can build/modify the code to make it work as we want (remember, I do this stuff for a living).
Cheers guys, and here's to a great 2010 for the Cube Owners Club. I'd also like to preemptively give a warm welcome to our new MK3 Cubes who will hopefully be joining us soon too given the launch of the new UK market Cube.