In this third post about our ongoing forum downtime saga, I’m incredibly happy to report that we were able to successfully complete the import of our vBulletin forums and convert the data to work flawlessly with our new forum software. This was a hefty process for us, and was fraught with challenges. Now, those challenges are behind us.

The last step is to manually restore a few things that were not a part of the import, followed by a few tweaks to make sure things look pretty. Both of these things are far more under our control than the import process, so we’ll be able to move through them very quickly and with minimal issues. All said, it’s highly likely that the forums will be back in action sometime this week.

Thanks for continuing to be so patient. It won’t be long now. You’re all awesome.

~ Jason Rappaport.