After the old forum software breaking in a way that we were unable to fix, we've migrated the site to a new platform.
Some elements aren't working as we'd hoped - some avatars didn't survive the transition, and we're still having issues with attachments that weren't added as inline images, but we're hoping to have that all sorted out soon.
Hi guys - this is where we allow [limited] forum sponsorship. While we are not involved in any commercial transactions that you may complete with these guys, we do believe they are the best in the business. We have now added the functionality to each sponsor to be able to lock or open their thread to normal members, so it's up to them whether they will allow general member posts.
Note: many forums have too many sponsors and get it gets to be a commercial 'free-for-all', so we are making a point of having only a limited number of high-quality sponsors. We have only invited a limited number of people to this section and see this having no more than 8 to a maximum of ten sponsors.