A rumor floating around for a while now was webhostingtalk.com (WHT) might be moving to xenForo from vB3.8. Just a few minutes ago, the WHT forum was taken offline and a splash page at http://www.webhostingtalk.com/ that just simply says...
I'll have to go visit when they re-open. It's been a long time since I've had the pleasure of reading those thought provoking threads. Like, "HOW I CAN DEDI BOX FOR SIXTEEN CENTS P/YEAR???" Or, "I CAN"T BELIEVE BRAND-NEW-FLY-BY-NIGHT-CPANEL HOST SUX SO BADS AND SCREWED UP MY DATAS!"
I've always found WHT quite useful, although saying that, I did get scammed by one of their long time members once, which sucked.
Saved up for a few years to get some dev work done, he took the money and ran.
Still, will be nice if they do move to XF!
As far as the value of WHT, it depends on what you want to do. Not all reviews are great, but hey look at Yelp. Successful review application, but you still get people who review restaurants with "Food was awesome!" or "Ugh, took me forever to find parking, 1 star!". If you're like me and provide services to web hosts, it's a great place to be .
Now as for this...I've noticed the favicon for the site now looks to be vBulletin. I think it's vB5 style too, so...I don't think so...