I already have the license of the current IPBOARD suite. I bought it for over 2 years and I've been renewing the signature even without use , it will migrate the forum that administer the PHPBB - SEO to IPB .
My forum have 250k users and more than 500k posts.
I have not done this change because the current IPB converter , does not automatically create 301 redirects for my system , which is PHPBB-SEO . Version used but very different from PHPBB .
I wonder if the 4.0 version you want to create a converter to create 301 redirects for PHPBB-SEO .
I think the biggest fear of forum administrators , at the time of change platform is exactly missing the old links . This can end up with a forum .
The URIs for version 4.0 will be the same to the current version?
Since you're doing this new version , could not also create a tool that makes it redirect to my forum system and also for others. That makes all the difference . In my opinion is one of the most important issues when trying to make a system conversion .
These urls besides being indexed in Google , are also in many forums on the site on other web sites. If they are not redirected , the forum will lose a huge number of visitations fow .
Maybe with this change is time to seriously think about it , since its main competitors are languishing .
The Vbulletin was sold and the latest version has been completely rewritten grotesquely . The Phpbb turned into an old design , old Concept, no future .
On the other hand the new projects forum coming up with another type of concept , as Vaniila Forums and NodeBB that are still very primary , but if you give more attention to this kind of demand can steal this market easily .
Thank you for your attention .