I noticed one big difference ... at least, for me. You can no longer see the recent posts without logging in.
Under the old setup, I could do a quick check and see the recent posts without logging in. Posts were shown for all forums (i.e., General Discussion, H&D Classic, H&D2, etc).
Currently, you have to log-in to see the recent / new posts.
- Without logging-in ... there are two options ... "View unanswered posts" and "View active topics."
-- View unanswered posts: Comes back with 146 matches (at the time of writing this).
-- View active topics: Comes back with "No suitable matches were found" even if you request "All results." It will, however, provide a list if you tell it to "jump to" a specific forum (i.e., General Discussion, etc.).
- Logging-in ... there are the above two options plus "View unread posts" plus "View new posts."
-- View unanswered posts: Same as above
-- View unread posts: As stated - able to see what I haven't previously viewed
-- View new posts: Essentially the "recent posts" capability I mentioned above.
-- View active topics: Same as above
I do not know if this is a "new" security aspect but I'm all for security on our board. I am a member of a Spanish forum which is similar in concept. While it will let you see the recent "Topic" without logging-in ... you must log-in to actually see the posts. Links provided as examples ...
http://1936.mi-web.es/portal/portal_rec ... nt_days=14