USE THIS THREAD TO TALK ABOUT WEBSITE PROBLEMS NOTED OVER THE LAST WEEK. Problem Overview We HAD to install a patch to our forum software system, which is vBulletin. This patch moved us from vBulletin 4.2.1 to 4.2.2, which might not indicate a major set of changes, but it patching the software they changed a lot of the ways that content is written to the database. The designers who made the current theme/skin for the software have moved away from making upgrades for these skins, they have changed their business. So, the last update from then was for 4.2.0, and I hacked 4.2.1 to the best of my abilities, but now I need to consider all options. List of issues since the patch was applied: - Site is slow and/or sluggish at times. - Images can not be uploaded (all the time) using the standard image upload tool (there are three, I'll test them all) - Warning messages appear at the top of some screens (some fixed, some remain) - Tapatalk system could not access the file (fixed) Options & Solutions The ultimate solution is to get off the dying software platform that is vBulletin. They got bought by a public $1B company a few years ago and since then their software has gone to crap. The next wave (the original founders and programmers of vBulletin software started a new company) where many major websites are moving to is called xenforo, and in the next few weeks I am going to probably move the entire website over to xenforo. The ONLY thing stopping me is that we use the Garage feature on this site, and that software package was purchased by the same people who now own vBulletin. How's that for a kick in the seat of the pants? Until then, if I can not get all of these issues fixed, then I KNOW I can get the site back to normal (mostly) by switching back to the default forum theme instead of the custom theme. I will make a decision on this later today as it will take at least 4 hours of configuration to do this, but I'm not sure if I'm looking at 2 hours to fix all of the issues listed above, or 20 hours.