Mick wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:42 am
I don’t think the majority of board users give a toss what board software is being used although,
If your board has members who are under 30 - you get a lot of members asking for like buttons, social logins, more modern smilies, slide out lists and other stuff they've seen on FaceBook and other forum softwares etc. If you look at Xenforo out the box the style looks totally different to phpBB, more modern and site wide, https://xenforo.com/demo/
most of which is achievable with styles and extensions but takes time.
If you have members that are 45+ I tend to see the majority of them will moan if you make changes to the forum, if it works they think it should be left as it is.
Before moving to a new software, especially a paid one, I would ask my members if they have any suggestions for improving the forum or if they've seen something on another forum that they like.