As you've probably have noticed, I've upgraded the forum to a new format. The new software is quite a bit more user friendly and includes a number of features which should make our discussions here more engaging.
1) Youtube links do not require any BBCode to display. Just post the link and it will embed automatically!
2) Notifications: When mentioning another user, precede their name with the "@" symbol and the forum will notify that user of the post (i.e. @django
is playing in New York this weekend!)
3) Reactions: you can react to a post with one of four reactions below each message ( i.e. Funny, Wow, Scholarly, Artistic.) A nice way to give feedback without having to compose a full post.
4) Badges: Awards for number of posts, length of membership, etc.
5) Social login: You can use your Facebook, Twitter, Google, and OpenID accounts to login.
6) Autosave: no more lost posts as the software will automatically save your drafts every minute or so.
7) Mobile Skin: Read all the latest Gypsy jazz news on your iPhone with ease!
Nearly all of the data from the old forum was imported successfully. There was an issue with the attachments, so a few of those may not work. If you find one with a dead link, let me know and I'll restore it.
Please let me know how you like the new format. I'm still optimizing it, so any suggestions are appreciated.