No matter the tweaks and optimizations we’ve thrown at the boards, the bottom line is simple: PHPBB 3 does not scale with the growth we are experiencing. There is easier way to see it.
So, I went ahead and threw down the cash for the paid board. vBulletin is known to be the most scalable board in existence, and should be worth the cash. We are in the middle of converting all existing data, user info, etc…soon, all will be good. Should have done this a year ago.
Edit by Pierre: The new boards are up. Before you do anything (including complaining), please read http://forum.myextralife.com/showthread.php?t=23516. For any issues, please post in this thread. Do *NOT* email Scott.
Edit by Scott: All hail Pierre!