@chas Need more info...
Run using ./nodebb dev and post any warnings or errors you get.
Looking for alternatives to SMF and NodeBB looks pretty cool. I have a couple of features I would have to support. Obviously, migration from SMF is one. Before I can consider that, I need to have an image gallery solution that integrates with the forum. I need something that can associate users with specific albums and allow them to have some control of what gets posted. On SMF I'm using an integration with G2 right now. Anything like that for NodeBB? I'm not finding it if there is.
Hey buddy, former SMF user myself. I built a converter to export your posts from SMF, you can find it here, it's not a one step process, but it works.
There's currently no gallery plugin though at the minute.