Thanks for the Lynx screenshot, that's pretty interesting.
I might actually try upgrading the forum "in-place" later tonight. That means I'd take the forum down, back everything up, upload the latest version of the forum source code, and then run the upgrade scripts for the Forum, Blog, Chat, Gallery, Downloads (not visible here yet), and other modules. Assuming that goes without a hitch, I'd then have an upgraded forum without the current AtariAge skin. I'd then have to spend at least some time skinning the forum to at least get the header at the top, colors and fonts to match the current forum and the rest of the site. When I'm satisfied with the results I'd then put the forum back up and unleash it upon everyone.
Next I'd work on upgrading all the other skins, most especially the newest version of the (commercial) mobile skin which has been much improved for the iPhone, iPad, Android and other mobile devices. Most of the other skins should have updates as well, and I might open more of them up to everyone and not just subscribers. And I may buy a few new skins, as there have been some impressive efforts in the last year as people become more adept at skinning IP.Board 3.x.
There are various modifications I've done to the forum software and I do need to spend at least a minimum amount of time investigating whether any of them are worth keeping, still relevant, or can be sacrificed in the name od progress. I'm hoping to get away from using mods that require source code edits, as those make it difficult to move forward with forum upgrades. There is a fairly new system for writing mods that does not involve directly patching the source (using "hooks"), which nearly all mod authors are using in the present. Probably about half of the modifications here are now hook-based, and those are the mods I can easily keep, as long as the mod authors have kept the mods up to date (which is usually the case). I do need to inventory what modifications have been made to the source (using a commercial diff/merge tool), so there are no surprises.
Could be interesting.