Den of Angels has been around for more than a decade now and the forum has outgrown both the server and the Vbulletin platform.
After extensive research and testing, we have chosen to move to Xenforo. It has better security and developer support and is functionally most similar to what we currently use. Many other large vbulletin forums have already successfully made the switch, and we will be hiring a professional who specializes in migrations like ours.
Most things will stay the same after the transfer, but Xenforo has greater potential for future add-ons. Forums, posts, private messages and most other content will be imported. We will set up usergroups and forum permissions the same as they are now. Our first goal will be to copy the current functionality of DoA as much as possible. Once that is accomplished, we can work on improvements!
Den of Angels staff is all volunteers and our advertising revenue only covers our hosting costs. We are hoping that you, our beloved members, are willing to help keep Den of Angels a vital and secure place to share our love of BJDs.
What can you do to help?
Donate! We need $3000 to pay for the move. We’ll post about our funding drive soon.
Clean out your PM box! Xenforo’s PM system is different and you’ll want your import to be as minimal as possible!Don’t forget to delete items from your Sent Box too!
Report dead threads and images for deletion! Let’s not waste time moving things we can delete beforehand. The best place to start is with your own posts. Follow the links in your profile for your recent started threads and posts and make sure your images are still showing.
We hope you are as excited about these improvements as we are! Thank you so much for your help!