ATTENTION...Important post about the upcoming upgrade!
As some of you already know we're switching from UBB.threads 6.5.5 to the latest version of vBulletin. This is a change that will introduce many new features, and I think you guys are going to like it. While the exact time has yet to been determined, the plan is to import all users and 60 days worth of posts late Saturday on November 10th or early on Sunday.
Here's what you should keep in mind for now...
Your 2+2 display name will be used for everything once we switch. vBulletin does not use separate login and display names.
Name change requests will be locked on Wednesday. If you have a good reason to change your name, now is the time. However, please keep in mind that the same standard as always will be used when deciding whether to grant the request.
A few things will not import to vBulletin. At first this is sure to cause some headaches. Please be aware that current avatars, custom titles, address books and favorite threads will not survive the journey. Everything will remain on the current forum as an archive, however. With that in mind, be sure to update your profile and options when you sign in after the switch. You'll probably hear me say that several times during the coming weeks.
Finally, your post count and registration date will not change, although you'll likely end up with a different user number.
Check back here for more updates. I'll also be posting at least one forum announcement as we get closer to the switch.
PM Update 10/16:
To speed up the process we've decided not to import PMs. However, everything will remain in the current software as an archive, so you won't actually lose anything. It's just not going to be coming with to vB.