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Before Apple came about with it's mobile OS, updating firmware on a phone was incredibly rare. You bought the phone, and if something kept crashing you just lived with it.I don't think this is any different, Fair enough fix the bugs in the version you buy but after that you should not expect any new features. We buy a software at work and if we want the new version it costs us £5000 for the new one...
Absolute BS on the whole before APPLE came along comment. Nokia were doing firmware updates for a long time before Jobs even thought of a mobile device. Wasn't as simple as it is now to update the firmware. But they did have the facility.
Anyways with regards to the hostility of some of the users. Some users are the way they're in a sense of that they may have become dissatisfied with the suggested release date for a product because they may think WHY would it take that long if nothing new is being intro'd.
When I log into my client area and select packages (left menu). Then I click my IPB licence link, I can edit the URL just under the key. (Could be cause I'm a lifetime licence holder though) Hope they don't change this option now... :whistle:
Yes you will be able to use your domain. But the problem would be once you move your domain over to IPS hosted communities, your PHPBB forum would not work with that domain. As it would mean your PHPBB will have to be moved onto IPS servers. (Not sure if they will contemplate this) If you was doing your own hosting then this wouldn't be an issue mind you. As you could do what you intend to and the change from /ipb to the root domain is just a few edits.
As for the demo expiring and you haven't had enough time, I believe if you contact email@example.com, they might extend the trial by a couple more days.
As far as the conversion, the only thing that wouldn't convert is permision sets. But once you have done the conversion to IPB these are quite quick to re-apply.