I recently re-registered over at a site similar to this but that focuses on IPB. The site appears to be dead as I need five moderator approve posts to get my license, and the license is restricted to The underground site itself meaning that if something goes horribly wrong, or I’m testing on an isolated virtual machine… My license is effectively useless. In an effort to revisit old skills, as well as pick up new skills related to the later releases of IPB, what is the best way to get back into IPV from a learning perspective? Is there a site that has skins, add-ons, all of the fixings similar to this while also not making their versions reliant on a connection to their website?

are the later versions of IPB and related technologies even worth learning anymore?

any thoughts, suggestions, etc. please feel free to put yours in the comments below.