For several years our forum has run quite well although recently it has been slowing down. Mostly this is not due to the software but actually the hosting company I am using. While it is easy to say 'just copy it to a new server', the reality is that it's not that easy. The version of this forum software is not available (or supported) anymore, and also the newer hosting servers do not run the underlying software that we need to run this.
What does this all mean?
It means that we can keep the written documents, comments, etc etc, however to improve the performance issues it will likely mean moving to a whole new server (possibly different hosting company) and also using a newer version forum. This means functionality changes and also the look and feel will be different.
This can kill some forums so I figured I would ask what people think first. Do you think we should change to a new forum software?