Software & site update: New features that were not present in the previous forums software platform (vBulletin): Facebook / Twitter / Google account linking & integration. If you are a new user, you can sign up by using any of those methods. If you had a profile already, you can now link your social media account to your profile to allow for sharing of content across various platforms. New content type called "Resources" - Users can be alerted by putting the @ symbol in front of their username. Threads can be tagged for keywords, and liked. Platform agnostic styling & responsive design: vBulletin was not mobile friendly at all, xenforo was designed to work with any device from your phone to your tablet to your desktop Stability & scalability. You should notice speed & other performance increases. Paid subscriptions automatically add features and require no user interaction. Private messages are now "conversations" (essentially private threads replacing your PMs). Messages and replies will be threaded, allowing you to refer to earlier ones easily, eliminating the need for inboxes & sent message folders. As such, we've increased messaging quotas substantially, allowing you to have lots of conversations, with hundreds more messages total. More video media embedding is now supported. Youtube, Dailymotion, etc. Media Galleries allow paid subscribers to create their own areas where they can upload images & other content. You can control the privacy of media you upload, and those you allow to view it may comment, rate, like or share it. If you have previously read a thread, clicking on its title will take you to the first unread post. Naturally this is done via cookies & database logs so it may not work if you aren't logged in. Bugs / Issues fixed: The Exchange now works again The Cove wouldn't show up, resolved Moderator permissions prevented them from seeing the site, resolved. Political forum now allows posting again Users couldn't close their threads, resolved. Gold members were able to open / close any thread, fixed. Stickies were not visibly different from other threads, fixed. Archives allowed people to post new threads & replies, fixed. Users had to scroll a great deal because the default style had no optimization. Compact styles implemented in both light & dark themes Links to old threads were broken - fixed via 301 redirection scripts Bugs / issues unresolved: Contacting other members who do not have paid subscriptions. For now we've reenabled profile posts but that is not a perfect solution. Alternate style color schemes Thread Attachments need some sort of management system. Announcements are gone, and need to be replaced. General issues I'm still working on: Site Portal, I'm working on an add on to aggregrate threads so that you get a listing of recent threads on the home page. In addition, quality threads will be "Featured", which should be interesting for KnifeMakers & knife reviewers. FAQ & Site Rules have to be completely rebuilt; I'm in the process of doing so. They can be accessed by going here or clicking on the "Help" link at the bottom right of every page. For Sale Forums Rules have been posted in Help Area Image Posting Rules have been posted General site rules have been posted. Detailed instructions / FAQ for various forum features. Who's read / viewing a thread or forum Ability to disable avatars & signatures. Tapatalk is now disabled. Massive security problems and some shady behavior from them, please read the link & follow through to xenforo.com to see more detailed information.