Welcome to the new version of The Lounge!
Welcome to the shiny new version of The Lounge!
Those of you who have been with me since the beginning - 15 years now, eh? - have been, uh, treated to several major makeovers in Lounge software. Along the way we've gone from being a small, shoestring operation to what you see now: quite likely the largest independent help board for Microsoft software, a life support system for the hapless seeking help.
Today marks another big day in the evolution of The Lounge. We're switching the guts of the system over to vBulletin, a board software system that's widely regarded as the best in the industry. There are two big reasons for the shift. First, going with vBulletin will give us lots of room to grow. Second, we now have at our beck and call a sizable pool of tech support people who know the inner workings of vBulletin.
You may have noticed the changes in the user interface. I, personally, think the new version is tremendous - much easier to figure out, and easier to use particularly for folks who spend a lot of time here. There were also many changes made under the covers.
That's just the beginning. Since we now have a bunch of support people, all sorts of improvements are possible. Stay tuned.
Got an idea? A suggestion? A... gripe? You came to the right place. Post your feedback right here, and let's see what we can do to turn The Lounge into the best board in the biz.