1. can we keep our same format i.e. background/fonts?
I don't think background/fonts convert over with the threads & posts, but you can edit background, fonts, etc in the Edit Board template screen & the v2 equivalent of v1's " Easy Customization"
2. do we loose all our posts/threads?
Once you have your v2 board set up, you can simply click on the " Convert to v2" link in your old Admin Center, which will give you a .sql file. All you need to do then is to upload that .sql file to your v2 board, and you have all your forums, users & threads.
3. do all our smilies transfer over too?
Once you've paid for a V2 License, you'll need to find a webhost to host your board
For hosting, I recommend www.100megswebhosting.com
. They use the same datacenter as our bbv2.com servers.
bbBoard v2 requires a server with:
CGI.pm and LWP::Simple for installation.
A supported Database Backend (mySQL, postgreSQL, Sprite etc).