Some of you have been looking forward to this, some of you not so much so, but the new forums are here and I've done my best to make them a similar but ultimately superior experience to the old system.
If you notice any quirks in the design or functionality please post here and I will look into them. The feature set is pretty much decided for the time being but if there are any features that you feel are out of place or are sorely missing, by all means speak up!
Just to comment on a few of the features/changes...
- Polls no longer have their own forum. Feel free to post your polls in the forum of appropriate topic and we'll see how that goes for now.
- Registration (including an e-mail address) is now required to post. Fortunately you have the option of hiding your e-mail address from the general public while still allowing people to contact you via the forums' form e-mail, which I recommend. Still, although I'm fairly confident in the security of these forums from spammers, as a general rule I recommend you register an e-mail address other than your main one (an extra hotmail account, for example).
Everything else is pretty self-explanatory I think. The fresh forums look a little lonely for now but I'm looking forward to seeing them grow! Post away,