Welcome to the new AUTOSPORT forums - I hope you didn't miss us too much during our 24 hours of downtime!
While the most noticeable change is the new design, the new forum is much more than a repainted version of the old one. Here are a few of the main points of the upgrade:
- The servers should now be able to cope better with periods of very high traffic. We don't want to give too many promises here as only a real life traffic peak will let us test this out, but we're more likely to be able to cope than we were before!
- The forums now have a working mobile interface. Anyone who used the forums on any sort of device that had a touch screen before will know that the experience wasn't ideal - the new version is an enormous improvement. If you visit from a mobile device then it should automatically recognise this and show you the new interface, otherwise you can select the mobile theme from the "Change Theme" menu at the bottom left of the page".
- AUTOSPORT+ subscribers (and AUTOSPORT magazine subscribers who have activated their subscription online) can now view the forums ad-free. As we still have separate logins for the main site and the forums, you need to be logged in on the main AUTOSPORT page and then visit the forums to view it ad-free.
You will also notice that there is modified functionality in various things that you do across the forums from starting new threads to formatting your posts. While some of these changes are subtle, they all add together to mean that the forum experience should be more intuitive and more similar to working in a modern operating system.