So, i'm currently running, proudly, an xF forum with just over 150 users (and growing by approx 10-20 a day). Brand new No sponsors, non-commercial etc etc.
However, i have the need to incorporate a few things to this to make the forum work that way it "needs" to work. However all of these things are implemented in some way or another in <wretch> vB.
NNTP interface (crosspost to and from both usenet Newsgroups and Yahoo groups and the forum)
All these are available in vB (unfortunately), but not currently in xF, and i have a chance to possibly increase my userbase in a big way by having these available asap.
So - I have a tough decision to make. Do i stick it out with xF, not have these features and delay things until these are available (i accept that i'll probably have to get the NNTP interface specially coded, however i cant find anyone wanting to do it!) and put a large chunk of potential users off of moving at this time, or do I drag it all into vB, run with it, and wait for xF to mature.
I REALLY want to stick with it as i love my xF, however unfortunately for me some of the key features are taking just too long to appear, with (understandably) lots of promises of mods, however these moving out and out (just because everyone's too busy!!).
Obviously i'm happy to pay for these mods, however any payment comes out of my pocket with no return, so i have to weigh up the costs etc Vs a licence upgrade on vB ( i only have 3.x currently) and the ability to be able to eat
Would value some feedback from you guys as to your thoughts on this