Greeting D6 community! Several months ago, I had to abandon the current setup for the forums because of continued hacks into the board. Each time I cleaned up and tried to secured the boards, I failed and the hacks persisted. I didn't give up but did abandon the outdated vbulletin board. I understand there are still many sites out there running this same version 4 of vbulletin without issue. I didn't have the time to dig deep into why my board had so many security issues - obviously, the software can be maintained by those with more of a background to its coding than I. So rather than running in circles, I opted to close it for a time while I decided on the next move.
I had no intentions of shutting the board down permanently, but weighed my choices during this lapse. I choose to go with IPB over other forum software I reviewed. A decision I hope the community here can grow to accept and love. Most, if not all, of the background issues of maintaining the security and code of the forum now falls to their support team, rather than me. I am paying for their cloud service, having to worry only about managing the configuration of the boards. In time, when things all settle where they belong, the site should turn along smoothly hopefully with little maintenance.