Forum Upgrade

Welcome to the new SSCU Trench Wars Forums.

Over the past day I've been upgrading a few things. Here's a roundup.

The vBulletin Forum software has been upgraded from 4.2.1 to 5.4.4. Rather than list all the changes, just see this link to see what features they're promoting -> vBulletin 5 Connect.

The main benefit is that we're now on the latest, secure, stable, forum software. We all know the old forums had a lot of broken functionality and unpatched security issues that it's a miracle they didn't get hacked.

Note that we're now using (HTTPS at last) and will redirect here.

vBulletin 5 terminology is slightly different. Threads are called "Topics", Forums are called "Channels". It's weird and feels wrong but oh well, we can call things whatever we like.

All usergroups have been reset. There were so many redundant usergroups and actually a ton of old players who were still set as moderators. This has all been cleaned up and I'm in the process of restoring staff ranks.

No threads or posts have been deleted, obviously, but I have pruned the user list and deleted users who have never posted and never verified their email addresses.

This is the DEFAULT vBulletin 5 theme. Unfortunately all our existing themes aren't compatible with the newest software so we now need to look around for some nice themes we can install.

Google "vbulletin 5 themes" and if there are any you'd like to see, just ?message me the link. We should have both light and dark themes.


The site should look nicer on mobile already. Also, by upgrading our software now supports the vBulletin 5 API that can be used to roll out mobile iOS and Android apps for the forum (it's part of the Mobile Suite package). I'll experiment with this in the future - could be cool to get a push notification with replies.

Ok so forums are now open again. You'll probably see some more cleanup over the next few days. Enjoy.

And before anyone says "it was better before"... it was definitely not. The old forums were broken, hanging together by a thread, full of security issues and ugly errors. Yes this looks a little different but we can style things however we want. Keep an eye out for cool vBulletin designs.

Let me know if you see anything that looks out of place.
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