@Mark: Thank you for summarizing this task, I agree in all points of course.
@Elect: Maybe you can test importing the nabble DB into simplemachines.org,
ensuring preserved URIs.
If you need the DB dump, pls send me a private email
and I will give you an URI for it.
Mark already once tested importing as you can read in the IRC log.
Ok, I need to know first how is the current situation, where is hosted now the the forum? How much does it cost?