But try not to do what some people do which is download and install every addon they see. Addons are great but they do add extra consideration when you upgrade your forum. Only install the features you need.
It's still going on. The command line importer has a ton of bugs which we rewrote over the past month or so. But then during live imports things go wonky. Luckily we imported in reverse chron order and the unlocked threads as they were safe, so we could reopen and keep importing along the way.
The thing I really need is a way to recreate the usercp forum list. I'm gonna custom code it unless you guys have ideas...
Good idea on doing a reverse order import and reopen. I've been mucking around with doing a direct SQL import for the big tables (threads, posts, users, etc.) and just bypassing the datawriters for those content types... I think them I'm done with it, it should be pretty fast (as fast as the database server could load a backup .sql file for example).
There's a plugin here for watched forums. But it doesn't do what the vb usercp does, which is give you a list of jsut the forums you are subscribed to, but they look just lik ethe main forum list. follow?