The site has been running vBulletin version 3.8 for numerous years, and now that vBulletin 5 has been released, we feel it's time to make the switch to version 4. We have not yet purchased a license for version 5, and we feel it would prudent to make an incremental upgrade to version 4 before (potentially) upgrading to the latest version. Despite its age, version 3.8 continues to be patched and supported by vBulletin, but the site is long overdue for an upgrade.
I want to caution that the upgraded version will likely look and feel different than what you've probably become accustomed to over the years, and some of the custom software addons we've implemented with 3.8 will have to be reimplemented with version 4 (though I suspect some of this functionality comes standard with version 4). As far as the time frame for the upgrade, we fully intend to have everything up and running by Opening Day with preferably at least a week of running the new software before the games begin so any kinks can be worked out. To avoid any potential problems with the upgrade process, I will have to shut the board down during the upgrade, but I do not anticipate it taking too long, and I will try to provide as much of a heads up as possible. It will most likely be on a weekend afternoon.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to chime in.