We are currently under way of getting the forum back up to speed, many of you will have seen various posts on what we have been doing and what is planned to be done still. So I thought it would be a good to try and place what we have done in one thread so you can see in a glance what has been fixed/improved. As we fix and sort out the forum, we will add it to this section so you can see where we are at. Fixed: Improved the overall speed of the forum by around 30% some code has been implemented, and some errors have been sorted, the results of which has increased the loading speed. Image attachments: We know this has been a pain for many, however we have sorted out a basic upload for you guys now, so you no longer need to "hotlink" from image hosting sites, instructions below. Go to "Settings"... On the left side panel select "General Settings"... Scroll down to the bottom of the page "Miscellaneous Options" and select "Enhanced Attachment Uploading off"... You should now be able to get the pop-up box for upload attachments. This issue has been caused mainly by Adobe Flash, as you may of read in the news/internet many browsers stopped supporting it due to potential security risks, which forced Adobe to update there code, in turn this prevented most flash uploads to stop functioning properly. "Guests" As a guest of the site in the past, we have allowed you to freely search the entire site for threads/posts, however due to the strain this puts on our servers we have now turned off this feature, as a guest you are still free to browse most of our areas without limitation, however to be able to search the entire site/download images/etc... you will now need to sign up with us, we have not done this to force you to sign up (though I can not understand any reason why you would not want to sign up as we are a friendly bunch honest :-d ) instead we have done this to improve the experience and speed we can offer to our members. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now! We have moved all our sponsor images to our own server, these are the ones that load up on the forum pages across the site, we found that because some of the links were hosted on other servers outside of our control, it would only take one of these servers to be slowed for whatever reason, and this would have a knock on effect for ourselves. So we have now moved these images to our server to host direct to our members. Twitter feed side bar menu has been removed, this was not very popular and was taking up some bandwidth refreshing for new posts/updates, so we decided that it would be better to have this removed. If the time comes again that we feel it is a benefit to the site, we will put it back in again, however for the foreseeable future, this will not be happening. Thanks Administration Team.