Just an idea
I know I mentioned this a long time ago, but I think it's a neat idea. Why not have RSS feeds for the forum? I know not everyone uses them but I find them pretty handy. I use them for news sites and such and they're an easy way to stay up to date with things. I mentioned this awhile back before we did a VBulletin upgrade but if I'm not mistaken doesn't this version of VBulletin support RSS? Anyways, it's just an idea I thought I'd throw out there.
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