I did sort of a 'soft launch' when I upgraded the forum recently. I wasn't sure about all the new features and needed a chance to learn more about them myself. I still don't know all the ins and outs, but I thought I'd start a thread here explaining some of them and open this up for questions. If there is anything you don't understand or want to know more about I can try to figure it out! Some of the things don't really seem necessary, but they are enabled for you to play around with anyway... Tags: You can now tag thread with keywords. This will provide another way to search for a thread. Here is the tags page which may eventually be integrated into a home page: http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/tags.php Here is an official explanation from the FAQ: http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_usage#faq_vb3_tags Friends: Here is what I said about friends in another thread: New User Profile: The user profile now has a new format. I don't know if it classifies as an improvement, but it does have a different look. Other Features Coming Soon... The upgrade also opens up the possibility of other new features including FSOT (For Sale or Trade) You will be able to buy/sell/trade used teaching materials. It will be complete with a feedback system but more simple than ebay and without the exhorbitant fees! Downloads/Files - a way for you to upload and share files, printables, lessons, etc. you've created for your classroom Other features to be announced! I'm opening another thread for dealing specifically with reporting problems created by the upgrade.