Next to my small phpbb board, I run a way bigger vb 4 board. I feel it’s time to upgrade to something more mobile device friendly.
vb 5 is the most likely candidate but I understand (from a friendly board that did upgrade) that it is still very buggy.
Another option would be migrating to some other software, like phpbb. I would miss my front page, but if all the rest would be ok, it’s worth considering.
One of the major things that’s worrying me, though, is the backlinking.
Right now there are lots of outside sites that are linking to specific threads (topics) of my board and I need these to remain working.
Threads of my vb board have the form:
Topics of my phpbb board have the form:
(needless to note once again that f=forumID is totally redundant and shouldn’t be there)
So my biggest question is:
After migrating to phpbb, can thread and board urls in general remain the same so that outside backlinking remains working?
And another question: my board has a domain name consisting of greek letters. Can phpbb handle it?