Personally I think you're all overreacting. This move does suck a little but not to the extent of a 3rd class Sunny D girl.
Our community has been through worse than this, or are you all forgetting that cancerous era where essentially two sunny D girls and a boy with self esteem lower than Angelina Jolie's acting talent ran the forums? I don't think I even need to talk about the Axle era. Point being is that we survived that toxic mess, we survived it because we as a group love and support one another.
Azure sage when your car broke down who told you how to fix it? That's right none other than ZD member Tristan. Ari when you were in debt to Disney World who gave you the funds to pay it off? That's right ZD member Vanessa. There are countless non-fictional examples of our community aiding one another when the chips are down. We don't need a piece of software to keep us together! We are ZD!
We don't need to worry about toxic members when we become ZI as we'll have our ZD modding team put a stop to it right away.
Regarding old members, we can keep the url I'm sure, so when oldies do come back they will land on a page with a nice greeting "Hello there, we missed you the ZD community has moved over here pal, good to see you back" add some love hearts and glitter to make them feel extra welcome too.
Smilies can easily be moved to the new forum. Although if the ZI forum doesn't already have a
emoticon they can all go die in a ditch.
When we do move to the new forum will this thread be transferred over as well? As small as their community may be I'm sure they won't be too happy being labelled as toxic cockroaches... even if they are.