Welcome to the new Muppet Central Forum. We announced two months ago that major upgrades to the forum were coming. Many months of work have gone into researching and finding the best forum software available for our needs now and in the future. We hope that you like the results. We believe that the more you use our new forum, the more you'll like it. There are several things of immediate note... (1) Our forum has moved to a new URL. There are many links throughout the main site which will be updated throughout the next few days to point to our new address. http://www.muppetcentral.com/forum (2) Later today, links to threads in our vBulletin forum should automatically redirect to the corresponding thread in our new forum. (3) There are many, many new features. I will highlight a few of them in the next few posts. As you look around, you'll discover many more changes and updates. (4) We will continue to tweak settings in the next few days. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Your feedback will play a big role in helping us to improve all areas of the forum. (5) A few features (like our custom profile fields that ask Muppet questions) are not yet active. These will be added in a future update. (6) We now have "personal conversations" instead of "private messages". These new conversations will be threaded and much more natural like posts in a forum. Because our old "private messages" were not moved over, if you need any of your PM's from the old board, please click on the "contact us" link in the bottom right of this page in the blue area or click here and we'll help you get what you need. Old PM's will be retrievable for the next 30 days or so. (7) The first time you login, you may notice "new member" by your posts or on your account profile. Shortly after your first login, this will be updated to the proper status. This will only happen once and your account will have the right status from now on. (8) Even though for the moment the software will let you put photos in signatures, at this time we will keep the same rules for signatures as before. In the future if there is a way to keep signature images to a consistent size or add additional images to profiles, we'll consider such options. Thanks for your understanding. You can find out more about these updates below and discuss all of our new features here.