You might want to consider UBS (User Blogs System) as well. This would allow your members to create their own cooking blogs and you can also create blogs and set them to "Community Blogs" which all members can post to.I’m in the process of planning a new BBQ forum.
No. The XF2 version of UBS, Showcase, AMS and RMS are different than their XF1 versions. Detailed information about each addon will be posted in the appropriate support forum for the addon when time permits
You asked me if ALL features of the UBS 1.x version would be included with UBS 2.0 and the answer to that question is No. I don't have the time to list each individual permission, option, category setting, function etc from UBS 1.x that will also be in UBS 2.x. That would take away valuable development time which is crucial in making sure these addons get released before the end of the year.
I still have several Addons that I developed for XF1 that I have to develop for XF2. Once all of those are finished, I will have more available time to considering taking on some paid customization work. Probably won't be for at least another year tho as some of the addons that I have yet to work on take 3-5 months (or more) to develop.And if someone ask you some features to insert, as paid, are you available?
When I post an announcement that a Release Candidate version of an addon is available, that is when you can start thinking to yourself "Weeks away from Stable". Beta = Months away from stable (specially for a Major Release).if there are a couple of weeks left, a maximum of one month.