If there needs to be a donation drive or a professional web developer with SQL/Web Programming skills would be of any assistance let me know. Not familiar with Vanilla forums but we have an idea what platform we want to move too I’d be willing to help contribute migrating something. I’d be definitely willing to throw a bit of cash at the problem also. While I think the forum could get trimmed down, I’m don’t think it’s at the point it needs to die. Several threads still get a couple pages a day, others get a couple pages on key days when the shows they are associated with them have a new episode, and I know a lot of threads I still look up a few times a month.
If it’s archived I’d definitely want to try to migrate a couple threads in tech talk & tier for obscure games even if it isn’t the initial launch. That shit is a treasure. I think it would be best if it was still linked from the main SRK page just because having a centralized hub is just an experience that really would suck to be lost, but if the Wiz and Inkblot aren’t up for that it is their site.
Maybe could do premium memberships and have a monthly bar like Reddit does with reddit gold so people get an idea of the problem. Also less obtrusive ads that don’t take over your screen might not be a massive influx of money but be better than nothing.