Site migration finally finished! Sep 19, 2017
Things always take longer than expected. We have successfully finished moving the site to a new webhost. Besides quite some general time issues and administrative things behind the scenes, primarily regarding the new forum software, it took several days to transfer the domain.
New forum and new forum URL
The forum has been successfully migrated from the old standalone bbPress to Vanilla Forums. We chose this forum because it is actively maintained and also, more importantly, provided an official way to migrate even older bbPress versions like the one we used. The forum is now located on its own subdomain http://forum.zenphoto.org.
Since it is not a relaunch (yet), we mimic the old forum theme as far as possible (Theming Vanilla is a bit less convenient than Zenphoto is ;-)). We have limited the categories (= sub forums) to a few we think make sense. Actually we never paid (...)