heh i'm not a webdesigner, far from it
I've tried a few of the portals where you have a lot of add on modules and stuff, but a lot of the time people will just want to use a forum and ignore every other feature on the site so those add on modules can sit dormant. I guess it depends if it's just the admin that maintain/add to it, or if it's user based. We have whole tech sections on our 4wd site where users can submit their tech reports or fix its and keep reminding them that it's their, but after three years and 1500 members, there's about 10 or so stories that have been submitted. They all just prefer to use the forum for the tech stuff.
What's the new add on thing? Got a link to a demo or anything?
I think no matter what happens, even if you wipe the whole site and start fresh with something else, you'd still keep the regulars, and people will come and go, lose a few, gain a few. There's a few threads on here that you could copy across like the park reviews etc, but i think 99% of the content would be junk chat that no one would search or find usefull? For example, you could go and delete/automatically prune all the content that is 21 days old and no one would know, except they may look at their post count and feel they had lost some internet credit
Always interested in new things though so am keen to see what you do. Will you have a count down date and time, so we can grab a beer and sit infront of the computer and keep hitting refresh and see if the website will explode, like Y2K ?
PS. What i meant to say was, make me an admin and give me the ftp passwords and i'll fix it all up for you, we can start with all the subcategories
PPS. oh and don't forget to look at my suggestion for the site, basicly the categories and layout. . http://oz20.com/camping/