Welcome back, Glen. The reason is a bit muddy. We started with the aim of making a multi-forum, in the path to it, realized the old database wouldn't cut it... not only the database program but the whole database paradigm as we wanted it to be infinitely extensible with ease; so, changed to object storage, then realized it wouldn't cut it either; changed to graph database, then realized it would be an overkill for some areas while lacking in some others. Now we're multi-model:
Key/value pair for simple insertion & retrieval, document store for large groups of posts/elements with versioning & graph database model for relationship-oriented functionality (i.e. recommendations). All while being schema-less so we donít have to rebuild with every major update
New forum is being programmed right & good for decades
So. We're sticking to multi-model for the long run as it's the best of... three worlds. We can build & expand infinitely upon it.
As to why we're coming back as two separate boards (old + new in development at the same time) it's due to the very core of our new functionality: when a message is deleted at the new engine it doesn't get removed but a whole new sub-forum is created on the fly
for the member to express him/herself in full while keeping the old messageís thread intact. We need wildcard certificate functionality (*.betweb.cc) which was announced for January by our letsencrypt certificate provider but then delayed to late February, so what the heck; even if it creates diverging forums for some time, here we are! At least we open first month to enter the year 2018 officially
Thanks for being around!Vic