You have all undoubtedly noticed that the world-famous SA forums have recently gotten a facelift after some 7 years of very little change. There have unsurprisingly been a few glitches and there are of course plenty of people who hate it, but we are confident that when the whole thing is complete, the look and much increased functionality will win most of you over.
The new forums should be significantly quicker than the old, while the interface for viewing and downloading topic attachments and for editing posts has gotten more powerful and useful. You can now upload multiple attachments to each posts with one click (great for getting some regatta photos or weather analysis images up), and the photo gallery is easier to use and can be integrated with your SA profile much more easily. One thing that may prove popular is the new blog section of the board – already Mr. Clean has tested it out with some inane crap in his new "Media Matters" blog, and while the Anarchists may or may not go for it, at least the free option is there for sailors, teams, clubs, classes, and whoever else wants an easy to deal with blog hosted right here on SA. There are new tools to keep tabs on what’s happening in the world of sailing as well – you can use RSS feeds from individual forum threads and from specific forums, and the new boards are integrated with Facebook as well, though we can’t for the life of us figure out how just yet.
Feel free to tell us what you think about it, but if you piss and moan, prepare to be ignored.