I've been busy pushing things along and thanks to all you generous Patrons we are in motion. A whole lot will be going on, so I'll list a few of the highlights here. New Server/New Web Host The new server has been purchased and is in place. It is a top tier physical machine that will hosting this WWII Forums site alone. Many hosting plans are virtual servers and/or share space with other websites, which by their nature subject all sites to the woes of any one site. We are a standalone setup at a new host I trust a bit more that where we are now. New Forum Software The new XenForo software is purchased and ready to go. We will be using the safe software as WW2Talk and it will be a huge improvement over what we use now. Technical Resource Hired I've retained the services of a technical guru to handle the migration. I am extremely happy with his ability and track record. He has imported over 1 billion (not a typo!) posts into the XenForo platform, we are in good hands. Testing is being conducted now, and we are probably two weeks or so away from the move. Forum Restructuring Over the years the forum structure has gotten a bit bloated. Once we move to the new site we will be overhauling the forums and sub-forums to be a bit clearer to navigate. Safe Harbor Forum Imports I previously mentioned that during our migration the WWII discussion board War44.com was going to be imported into our existing forum to preserve the data and keep it accessible. While I was grinding through the technical requirements to make this happen, another admin of a very strong WWII forum approached me to to the same for his site. This is all very sudden, and our new tech guru is reviewing the feasibility of importing not one but two forum databases. So far, all signs point to this being possible, so will have an influx of members and posts once our move is complete. I'll share more details about this second import as the details and feasibility are confirmed. WW2.org Integration As we move into a stronger, better platform, we will be better able to integrate with ww2.org, which will be the repository for all the research we do here on the WWII Forums. The site will serve as an encyclopedia of WWII knowledge and as a repository of WWII manuals, books, studies and the like. There are at least two more items I'm eager to reveal, but I'll wait until the deeds are done to announce them. I've plenty on my plate right now to keep me busy. Thanks again to all the generous Patrons, you've help make us a better place for WWII research.