Hello forum users! Today I upgraded the forum hopefully to serve our community better. I hope you like the changes because they are here to stay.
The most obvious change is the theme. I hope you like the new default them better than the old one, I do at least. But even if you don't like it, that's ok. You can change your theme if you want! Right now there are three to choose from: the old theme, the new blue theme and a red version of the new theme. Go to the account tab and click change stylesheet to change your theme.
The next change is rather small, you'll notice it on the left of the page. It's a little pulldown that lets you view only certain categories of messages. This should be helpful now that there are multiple pages of discussions.
The third change is the addition of private messaging, aka whispering. You can now create private discussions between yourselves that are not visible to everyone else on the forum. Just start a new discussion and enter somebody's username in the whisper box. It's that easy.
The best part about whispering is that you can whisper from within an existing discussion. For example, you are talking with four people about bananas. Two guys go off arguing about the gros michel banana vs. the cavendish banana. You whisper to your friend "man, I wish these guys would shut up". To you and your friend it looks like a normal post in that discussion. But those other two arguing guys don't see it. And the website will help you type people's usernames in the whisper box. How awesome is that? Very awesome.
I hope you have fun with the new forum, keep up the good talks.