On the question of security, this might be a naive question but is there an inherent problem with the technology used by forums in general? Is there anything more secure than using PHP and SQL to do this kind of thing? It is just annoying (for users, of course, but surely for developers too) to have to constantly release patches to fix security holes.
I can't claim to know what I am talking about as I have never done anything more than plain old html and css, so I'm asking the experts out there - are security patch upgrades to forums (certainly not restricted to punbb) just a fact of life? Or are we all missing something?
Pre-empting some answers to this post, I guess you could say you get what you pay for - if you want total security then pay for a system that has a team of security testers working day and night....which will probably also be a horrile mess of tables and images everywhere....
I'm really not having a dig at punbb, which I love, I just wondered what the general feeling is on this point?