Sometime between the end of this season and the NBA draft, I plan to make several changes to some of the software that runs BobcatsPlanet.
Some of the things that I'm considering are:
Changing the template - I'm about 98% sure that I'm going to do that, Since the Bobcats are moving away from orange as their primary color and going to blue, I'd like to do the same... plus blue is a little easier on the eyes.
Changing the forum software - I'm about 70% sure that I'm going to do this. Currently we're running SMF (Simple Machines Forum) which is open source and has nice features, but doesn't get indexed all that well by google. We get tons of hits from google on the forum front page, but in my opinion we should be getting more hits from google on individual threads. More hits from google = more members = more fun. I'm thinking of moving to vBulletin, its the forum software that you see most of the bigger or professional sites use. It has a gazillion add-ons. We're growing every day, so this offseason might be the best time to make the switch.
Changing the software that runs the front page and blog - I'm only about 25% sure that I'm going to do this. Currently our CMS is Joomla, but I've been doing some reading about another CMS (Drupal) and it sounds nice, but the thought of making that change gets me a little queasy. The thing thats making me consider it is that Drupal and VBulletin work great together.
If anyone has any opinions on any of these potential changes or would like to discuss features that they would like to see added to BobcatsPlanet this offseason, lets discuss it in this thread.