gl with the transition tomorrow guys. hope it is a smooth process.
i'm sure you guys already know to do this, it's a pretty basic thing, but definetly be sure to have a working backup of the db before you guys do the conversion to the new platform on this live site. i used to co-admin a fairly busy sports site with someone years ago when we attempted to do a similar software conversion like you guys are doing tomorrow. turned out to be the biggest disaster as it all went wrong, and we didn't have a good db backup, the one we did have was from months ago and it was corrupted. had to start the site from scratch, and eventually the site was closed down because of a mass-exodus of our userbase. one of my more depressing moments.
however looks like you guys have a good handle on things, since it appears (at least from the screenshots you've posted the other day), that you have already converted the site on a local server. in other words- you've already done the backup. good on ya.
great work to everyone involved in the transition. i'm sure i speak for everyone when i say your hard work and efforts are greatly appreciated. seriously, thank you for all that you guys do to keep this place up and running.