On Saturday, August 17th, at 9:00 a.m. CST, there will be scheduled downtime as we upgrade our forum software. The expected downtime is 2-3 hours. The time of the upgrade is subject to change; if the times change, a follow-up announcement will be posted here. Announcements will also be posted on our facebook and twitter pages. We will be upgrading the software that powers www.WritingForums.org from vBulletin to Xenforo. We believe this upgrade is best for the long-term growth and stability of our community. With this upgrade you can expect many new features and a cleaner, smoother, and more dynamic design. There will be a slight learning curve, but I'm confident that after a few weeks you'll wonder how we ever existed before this new version. WF 4.0, as I call it, will rejuvinate our community. I intend to post daily explanations highlighting specific new improvements once we've made the transition. Though most data will be preserved, if you have Private Messages or Album Photos that you don't want to risk losing, please take a backup by saving them to your computer. Reputation, reputation comments, and blog comments may also be lost. I'm both excited and confident about this forum upgrade. Stayed tuned - great things are in WF's future.