A couple of weeks ago, we had a malware attack. It was easily solved. However, the root of the problem is that we are on a version of Invision Powerboard that is no longer supported. Security flaws are being found and exploited, and patches will not be incoming. We can expect the attacks to continue.
Last time we had board stability problems, we talked about a board upgrade. See the other pinned topic in this forum for details and examples. At that time, you all voted pretty overwhelmingly for Xenforo as our preferred upgrade option. Simon did not have the time at that point to do the work, so it didn't happen.
Simon now has time. The cost is variable depending on how long it takes Simon to do it, but an estimated max is $600. All board content would be preserved. The only hitch is that you'll likely have to use the password recovery function the first time you try to log in.
See the attached poll. How many of you would be willing to kick in at least $20 to make it happen?
I'll leave this up for a couple of days and then make a call.