Well, the upgrade went pretty smoothly and nothing broke (as far as i know) except that it looks like we lost member profile photos and some permissions settings. The new max on photos will be 200w x 300h and 100k.
The new skin may take a bit of time to finish; so you're stuck with this one for a little while longer. Maybe a few days, maybe not.
A few important things:
• Profiles now have a "sidebar comments" section where you can tease and harass one another. Woo hoo. Just like MySpace. You can set the moderation so that comments must be approved by you before they appear. You can also choose not to display them at all.
You can show the last 0, 3, 5, or 10 comments on your profile and the last 0, 3, 5, or 10 visitors to your profile. That way you know who your stalkers are.
If you had a "contacts" list in your personal control panel, i.e., saved usernames handy for PMs, they are now your "friends" and you can show 0, 3, 5, or 10 in the sidebar in your profile. You can have mutual friends if someone "friends" you back.
Profiles will show your last 5 posts and the last 5 topics you started, subject to the viewing permissions of the viewer, i.e. a non-registered guest can't see posts or topics in members-only sections, they will see the last five public-viewable topics/posts.
These options can all be changed or disabled in your profile where it says
Topics | Posts | Comments | Friends | Settings
• Avatars will be reduced from 150x150 down to 100x100. This will help save a lot of bandwidth believe it or not. I should be able to do this automatically.
File size and bandwidth have finally become an issue and we're very close to our limit on storage space, so if you're going to post an image or file, please use an image-hosting site such as flickr. It'll help a lot. Much thanks to those of you who are already doing this. I plan on moving the whole site to a new server in the coming months and this will cease to be an issue.
• Your board settings, as before, can be edited in My Controls. The possible "Number of posts to show for each topic page" and "Number of topics to show for each forum page" has been increased to 100.
If you see anything amiss, broken, dead or otherwise dysfunctional (besides other members) please comment here.