We've been promising a new forum for some time. In truth, its been a herculean task on the part of our web design agency (LHM Media in Birmingham), however everyone including our clients, forum members and our own team appear to be united in praise for the new forum.
Some of the new features were required simply to bring the forum up to date with some of the functionality that has become standard issue in recent years. This includes features like reputation scoring, fuller profiles, proper avatar support, forum search and an effective quoting function.
Other features were on the wish list, and although not absolutely essential, have provided this forum with some excellent functionality that we hope make it a much more interesting place for our members to hang out. Being able to send friend requests, write your own blogs, create your own galleries and just having a much more straightforward and modern user interface all make a huge difference to the usability of our new forum.
As with everything at HIS we are always looking to make improvements, so if anyone has any comments or suggestions please feel free to post them on this thread.
The best way to learn about what our new forum can offer is to dive right in and have a good look around. If you want a jumpstart, I suggest you see the following: