Our English friend Man1c M0g upgraded our forum software from 3.6.9 to 3.7 last night. While it may look as if the upgrade is not substantial, it really is. This is the largest jump we have made so far. The additional user features are HUGE.
You can read the details here. This has screen shots as well, so you'll be able to get a glimpse of what is involved.
Here is a brief but not comprehensive list of new features:
* Thread tagging
* Search cloud / tag cloud
* Thread prefixes
* Reciprocal friendships between users
* Public visitor messaging on profile pages with 'conversation' feature
* User picture galleries with user comment facility
* User-created social groups with invite only and moderated membership options
* Extended member profile pages
* Customizable member profile pages with admin-controlled styling abilities
* Inline editing of custom user profile fields
* Lightbox viewer for attached images
* Viewable and comparable history maintained for post edits
* Extended re-authentication for inline moderation actions
* Notices system for navigation bar
* New human-verification tools including reCAPTCHA, and question/answer
* User change history
* Social bookmarking integration
We don't yet know much about most of these new features. Some are rolled out already; others will take us some time to bring out for use. I hope you find these new features useful -- and fun!