We just updated the forum to a newer version!
This new version has a lot of improvements, most notably the protection against spam.
There are however a few changing you might see:
You can no longer 'friend' another user. This feature has been replaced by the ability to follow someone.
There are some changes to the way avatars are handled. Some users will see that their avatar has been unset.
If this happened to you, you can simply add it back through your profile.
If you notice any problems, feel free to let us know by replying to this post!