We've recently updated our forum software to the newest, latest version. This new version gives us several new features. As with any update, it's very possible that something didn't go as expected. If you notice anything not working as expected, a bug, a missing image, or anything out of the ordinary, I ask that you mention it here. Any issues you have that you think are a result of this upgrade may be reported and discussed in this thread. (Some of the features might not be immediately obvious because I still need to make changes on my end, namely with the forum templates.) The new features: So, you're wondering what new features this update brings? It brings several. I'm only going to point out the most obvious; the smaller ones I'll let you discover for yourself. Improved Profile System - The user profile pages have been completely redesigned. Previously they were very simple and didn't really do much. Now they look better and show an "about me" section, friends, an image album, visitor messages, and more. You can now also customize the way your profile looks by changing colors, images, and editing the background and look of your profile. On the new profiles, each user now has visitor messaging. This is similar to the myspace comment system or the facebook wall. My intent isn't to turn us into another myspace like site, but this messaging system will hopefully improve communication between users, especially when refering to more trivial matters or matters that relate to a specific user (for example, instead of making a thread to wish someone a happy birthday, you can leave them a public message on their profile). In addition to this, we now have a "friend" system. Previously we'e only had "buddies" in which you can keep track of users. Now we have a friend list, which is basically the same thing as buddies except when users reciprocate. So if I and Cogito both add each other as buddies, we become friends. As friends, users get additional permissions when dealing with whichever user. Image Galleries - Users now have the option to upload images to their own image galleries. Previously, you only had the ability to upload an avatar and a profile picture. Now you can create your own personal albums and upload several images to them. Thread Tags - each thread now has the ability to have tags added to it. This includes both new and existing threads. Thread tags are a word or two that describe what the thread is about. This helps show what's popular, aids in searches, and generally helps "categorize" the site. When viewing the search page, you should now have the option to search tags, which will display then display all threads with tags that you searched for. As I mentioned above, these features are only a few of many additions. You're bound to notice many more smaller features as time goes by. We'll also be making some addition changes in the next few weeks. Feel free to discuss or post any related questions in this thread.