In a couple of months (March to be exact) we'll hit the 5th Year Anniversary of RPG Vienna. A lot has happened in that time and while we still remain a small community, I'm very proud of the site and what you've all achieved.
However, the current forum platform (phpBB) has become quite long in the tooth. It's slow, hard to maintain and fairly insecure. Not to mention that the format itself doesn't really foster much discussion.
After much research and deliberation, I've settled on a forum software called Discourse. It's modern, easy to use and contains a lot more features than phpBB. I plan to move the current forum to Discourse in the next few weeks!
What does this mean for you? well, your user/posts/pm's will be automatically migrated over to the new forum. Passwords should also work, however if they don't. you can simply reset the password and the new forum will email you a new one.
Right now, I've set up a test server at www.rpgvienna.com) until I announce the proper changeover, at which point I'll make another backup of the phpBB and migrate it over to the new site.
I would appreciate some feedback though, good or bad (and you can PM me privately, if you wish)
Here's to the next 5 years!
all the best and Happy Christmas,