This is just a copy of the post from this thread as our older users would no doubt be interested:
For those who are interested, I approached InvisionFree (the old forum) about getting a copy of the old forum’s database so that it could be imported into here. The idea was to import the old forum’s posts and threads into this forum as there were posts there dating back to 2004.
Whilst it’s technically possible, InvisionFree were quoting US$3000 for a copy of the database. I managed to get them down to US$495, but that’s still far to high.
So the idea is to just continue as we have been doing and keeping > http://z4.invisionfree.com/wests_tigers_forum > open in Read-Only mode for as long as possible.
Unless InvisionFree offer a much more reasonable price or funds magically appear out of no where, I see no other alternative.