Wow this thread is the most active at 5am my time...
I seem to be having an easier time finding addons for IP Board than I ever have with Xenforo. If anyone remembers we also lost lots of additional things when we switched a year ago. This does mean we might have things like blogs back, etc. And I still want to have some kind of point market system.
and yes one of the first things ever said was that all posts will be moved.
Honestly there is a good argument for the forums being the least used part of the network. But they have the most dedicated memberbase that continues to come back each and every day. As well as typically being a farming ground for future staff who want to do things like post on the main site, work on graphics etc.
Temporarily yes, but all Forum links on both sites should direct to the same forum.
ZI already has a blogs features, so it's just a case of not removing it?