Wilders Security Forums has upgraded to version 3.5 of the vBulletin forum software. This new version is a bit different than the previous version we were running, and it has a few additional features. The first thing you may notice is that the "unread thread" markers are being handled differently now. Upon your first visit following the upgrade you'll notice that quite a large number of threads are marked as unread, even though you may have read them previously. This is because vBulletin finally has a database stored, "sticky" unread thread tracking system. What this means is that you can come to the site and read for a while, then go away and return later, and any threads that had unread posts in them which you didn't read in your last visit, will still be marked unread. (The old system was based entirely upon session values and logging out of the forum, or timing out your session, would cause you to lose all unread thread markers.) Now, the vBulletin database will remember the threads you've read and those you haven't. So whether you timeout, or logout and come back even a few days later, the unread threads should still be marked properly. The only downside is that upon your first visit following the upgrade, all threads posted in the last month will initially be marked unread. You can simply use the "Mark Forums Read" link (under Quick Links) to set all threads read now. From that point forward, the new unread thread system will mark new active threads properly. There are many other new features which you'll notice when you try things out. Another involves editing your posts... There is an in-line post editing feature where you can edit your post while reading them in a thread without switching to a new editing window. (You'll understand what I mean the first time you hit the "edit" button in one of your recent posts.) Hopefully this new version will make things a little easier, and provide more features to help make using the forum a better experience. There may be a glitch or two, or even a few of our custom mods that are not yet reinstalled, but those will be worked on over the next few days. If you notice any specific problems, please mention them here in this thread.