Been thinking a lot about that issue of migrating the forum from one software package to another. Turns out there is a cottage industry of content management systems migration specialists. Long story short, I did find only one vendor who claims he can migrate ASPPlayground.NET to bbpress:
But, at the bottom of that page is a long list of migration combinations. Been down this rabbit hole before. It’s called vaporware. Chances are they did at least one combination already, so they learned the structure of the APG vNext Commercial Version directories.
They do post prices on the website. You can see this service is not cheap for a hobbyist message board. There may also be the usual up-sell. Ideally, you would also pay this guy to set up bbPress correctly, which the current implementation here is not. Now assuming these guys are good, it’s cheaper for the IT shop to farm this out to a specialist than to do it in house.
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