The software we use for the site is called VBulletin and it has a lot of neat features to help you get the most out of your experience here.

Usually, the first thing I do when I get to the site (or any other VBulletin site) is to click on the "new posts" link. That executes a search which will then display all the posts entered since you last logged off or the last time you clicked on the "new posts" link. It's a quick way to get caught up on activity on the forum and see if there are any new posts in threads you're participating in.

The "What's New" button displays a kind of stream of consciousness report of recent activity on the site. It will not only show recent posts and new threads on the forum but also new articles, comments on articles, etc..

Any questions or problems, please let me know.