Although I prefer the simplicity of the current board format, it is time to move to a more powerful and supported system. Not everyone will be happy but this is a move that has been requested several times and one that has to be made. The current boards recently have had server load issues and spam attacks, and the long time problem with trolls / abuse of the freedom to post anonymously. I have chosen vBulletin (http://www.vbulletin.com/) as it is well-supported and has many powerful features.
Here are some of the changes coming, but they are not final. Please post any ideas or suggestions you may have on these topics for consideration:
1. User registration will be required in order to post.
2. New boards organization:
- General Discussion (Morrissey / The Smiths)
- Bootlegs / Downloads
- Site feedback / suggestions
3. Moderators will be assigned to the boards, let me know if you are interested in moderating a specific board or know who may be.