I was just working on the ahem secret project when I goggled some stuff and found out some old threads from totseans.
It seems we for better or worse have actually tested a lot of different solutions.
Joomla (got hacked)
Drupal (Overly complicated)
Vbulletin 3.8 (Outdated)
Vbulletin 4.0 (Bitch to work with)
Vbulletin 4.2 (Worked well, but excessive resource usage plus bitch to manage)
Vanilla 2.1 (Current)
HTML (Manually edited)
Hellish Cheap ass hosting
My personal Hosting Dedicated (Server 1, Quad Core, 8 GB Ram)
My personal Hosting Dedicated (Server 2, Octa Core) Current
And to think all of that work involved, restructuring, new themes, new plugins, and more optimizations.
Man that's a lot of work and I ain't going to sit back and just drop my pants down, it's game on for once. We have new competitions
(Like err at least 3 websites)
So, get your asses into gear and tell me how you can help!