converting this site to a different CMS
Drupal's forum software is very bad. I can't split off messages into new threads, I can't merge discussions, and I've seen complaints that very bad bugs show up when more than 10 people are posting in a thread (that hasn't happened here yet - but it may).
What I wish I'd installed is Joomla, which has a bridge to SMF - an excellent forum package. I have this installed on another site so I know it works. The problem is, Drupal is so weird that there are no conversion scripts to either Joomla or SMF. I can repost the articles, but we'd lost all poll results and all forum content (and we have a pretty large message base now).
Basically, if I converted the site over to Joomla with SMF, it would be like the site was just created. You'd have to register again - we'd be starting all over again. I'm nervous about doing this because there is a certain momentum in a growing membership and a significant message base. I'm afraid that converting will kill the community.
Please post your thoughts about this here. Also please vote in the poll about this.