I've read a lot of posts about this or that forum feature, how to get things to work in our new forum (and try to make it exactly like the old forum) but I think now we have all got our feet wet it might be nice to post some threads about what is great about our new forum, and tips on how to use the new features to your advantage. So here are my favorite two new features: Conversations I love the ability to have 'group' PMs. IRC is always tricky for me with my crappy Internet, and with constant disconnects I often end up missing replies/posts. Besides with users from around the world, it is not always easy to get everyone online at the same time. So Conversations have really helped fill a gap for me when planning or discussing Docs Group or other project features or support issues with testers. What I love especially is that I don't need a separate Conversation for every reply like I did with Private messages. That makes it so much easier to keep track of a discussion, and no need to continually quote the previous message/post. The added advantage of uploading files/images (awarded to specific user groups) saves me time uploading them elsewhere and linking to the Conversation! Alerts I used to wake up every day to 50-100 emails about MP. Now I changed all my Alerts to Notification without email, so when I am ready to deal with MP issues, I just check my alerts. This has saved me hours, and reduced my 'stress' dramatically! I especially love the notifications when someone likes a post, adds an new attachment, or mentions me in a post! I really love the 'Watch Forum' add-on and tend to use it now more than 'Watch Thread'. I know many people use the Live and New posts features, but I just don't seem to be regular enough to catch everything that way! I don't think I am using the 'Follow user' feature to its full advantage yet, but I love getting informed when someone is following me! (are they nuts?) So our new forum software has improved my productivity quite a lot. Since I 'donate' so much time to MP, that is worth a great deal to me! HUGE THANKS to high, infinite.loop and all the Forum mods and team members who tested the new forum software so thoroughly! The transition was done with barely a hitch, which is a major accomplishment for such a massive undertaking. If you have discovered any new forum features you love, or have some tips how to use them, why not post a thread like this and help others take advantage of what this new system can offer?