Our vBulletin 5 community was recently restored as a 1st anniversary celebration and we used the opportunity to gauge which the community prefers to use. Whereas we know the original vBulletin 5 software had the most initial members, a lot of them were lost in translation during our switch to vBulletin 4. This is another reason why we gave this chance for them to be able to speak up concerning any problems on the software they were already registered on.
The remaining community has plainly adjusted to vBulletin 4 which is a lot more stable and allows additional features to be added (such as the arcade and store). As such, the vBulletin 5 restoration had a very poor turn-out so has been taken down to maximise backup space (as vBulletin 5 is a BIG space hog and vBulletin 4 is not).
The vBulletin 5 forums had a notice to backup anything you wanted to keep prior to October 1st. Additionally they were restored for a while some time ago on an archive basis so people could look/backup their important data. So we trust that everyone who had stuff they wanted to keep managed to do so.
We had a good session promoting MV Haven on Miiverse in its final hour with no administrative repercussions and that has evidently raised enough awareness for the community numbers to have doubled recently. Thanks to all those who got involved, and welcome to those who answered the call! This seems to have been further enhanced by a couple of other channels suffering downtime. The Miiverse Memories section has been updated with a user's farewell video and my own capturing of its final moments.
The music section has been changed to YouTube playlist format because I was previously using the same service as for my art section which only allows 5 audio and it rendered me unable to add more art. I actually think it's better this way as the thumbnails were designed for YouTube anyway so those now appear correctly.
Recently Nintendo posted a collage of Miiverse posts as thankyou art. We have immortalised this in our "Miiverse Memories" section below the gallery. You can also view it by clicking on the preview below:
This is a very large collage best viewed on a decent sized desktop monitor or laptop.