I had planned to close this forum, as it seemed to have lived out its purpose. However, a recent forum post convinced me to do otherwise. I hadn't realized that WebFaction was still around (I left at the beginning of the year) and that's its closure was imminent. So I'll leave this forum up and running in case other refugees have questions.
That said, discussing the Webfaction buyout was only half my purpose here. I also wanted to experiment with Vanilla forums, because you can do a lot of cool things with it that you can't do with my old forum software, Phorum. Alas, most of what I was interested in is only available on the hosted paid version so I'm going to switch to different forum software. I'm not going back to Phorum, because it hasn't been updated in a while (I'm not sure what's up with that), and I've looked at a lot of alternatives and I think I'm going to go with myBB. It acts more like a forum than Vanilla does, and it also offers a Vanilla importer.
I'm not sure when I'll have the time to do that—but it probably won't happen for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.