I have explained this a couple of times now, but here goes again.
We were forced to move away from our old server because it reached its end of life.
The old forum system didn't work on the new server (and was outdated) so we were forced to make a choice:
1) We could either try and fix the problem, which could take forever and would be rather expensive
2) We could move to a new system.
When moving to a new system there were two options:
1) Migrate to a new version of the old system, which would be expensive, risky and very time consuming for me and quite frankly, I don't have the time anymore to work on this forum for full days.
2) Migrate to a new system that has a future, is managed (meaning there is a team of tech guys behind it), and where the whole migration is taken care off. And this all would be at a company that we are already working with and have proven to be very reliable.
Naturally, we went for option number two; why make life more difficult for us having to manage multiple forum systems? We don't and that is why we chose this.
Now I want to close down this whole discussion about that the old system was better. This is it, this is the forum that we are going to use.
If you have questions about why it works in a certain way, have a feature request or want to ask if we can change a setting then please do and I will do whatever I can to help out.