Link to sourceQ: Why did the forums change?
A: The servers that SRK had been hosted on for years could no longer handle the load from all the traffic we were getting. The people who made Xenforo have been in legal troubles since 2010 and the development cycles have gotten shaky. Vanilla Forums handles both the forum hosting AND the software, so it's a pretty good value. This is just an educated guess, though, as I'm just a moderator trying to field all the complaints/questions/etc so the admins can work all the kinks out without being interrupted.
It's been like this for the past two weeks.Wow how do you tell the the post and threads page are terrible! Everything that's large and bold is irrelevant to what I wanted to read when I clicked the thread title lol. Poorly designed. Needs more work! Hopefully they get that back up the right way.
Front page looks complicated to say the least...