We are going to be testing and installing brand new forum software starting this weekend, There may be some outages while this is taking place. I will try to keep the outages to a minimum - if it is more than a few minutes this will take place during the overnight hours when we have very little traffic. Please be patient, this change was a long time coming, has been carefully planned, and I believe will make the forum a more pleasant experience for everyone. It will also let the forum grow to its full potential - I am sure we can have a several times larger community without losing the intimacy that makes this forum special. I know how difficult it is to adapt to new software, and it is human nature to complain about "who moved my cheese" - I have the same reactions. After a few days you will hopefully agree that the changes we are making are an improvement. Some of our current forum features will be available immediately, your usernames and passwords will remain the same. Some things will have to be done manually, such as user ranks. Over the next couple of weeks everything should be restored to the way it was before the change, except we will running on a modern, upgradable platform that is cleaner, faster, and friendlier!