Today I upgraded to the next major version (2.0) of SMF software, and also loaded up a new theme to give it a fresh look. All the old posts and accounts were transferred over, so it should be pretty seamless.
My hope is that the new version's better spam fighting features will keep the forum free of all the bot-posted garbage that I have been struggling to keep in check.
We will see how it goes. Please let me know, either in this thread or by email / PM if you notice any issues.
Thanks a lot!