I am scared to upgrade, because what I see is a limited amount of information on how to deal with already installed hacks/mods.
I run vB 3.0.7, vBadvanced CMPS v2, vBadvanced Links Directory, Article Bot (RSS feed), Geek Article System, Geek Autolink Manager, vB Statistics, user self delete, and vBa CMPS boxes in a left column in forumdisplay.
What is the best way to go about this?
Do I "upgrade" vB to 3.5 then install vBa CMPS, left column, then GAS, GAM, and such?
How will this impact the "articles"? Will they have to be reflagged as articles? Will the additional fields in the article records be lost? I see there is "GARS" now. Has anyone upgraded from GAS to GARS succesfully? Any pitfalls? What order is the proper order? vB-vB, vBa->vBa, GAS-> GARS?
Can I just install everything in a pararallel system, then "port" the data in some fashion?