Due to the silly number of modifications to the forum software IV runs on it has become pretty much impossible to upgrade to the latest version, and we are now running two versions out of date
Because of this for the past month I have been working on a totally fresh update to the latest version. There has also been a rewrite of the morph guides which should mean faster loading of those pages and they will will run inside of the forum instead of a 'different' looking site.
This update means less modification, therefore easier to keep up to date with security and bug fixes. It also means that some current features will be lost. The most obvious for our members is the automatic country flags, the 'thanks' feature and the chat box, all of which are quite buggy and cause some degree of slowness and upgrade difficulties.
If you, the IV members would like to see the chat and/or the flags to remain or if it wouldn't affect your experience on IV I would like to know your opinions. I have waiting in the wings slightly different versions of these which won't cause so many problems so can be added if thats what everyone wants - after all this site is all about you, and without you we wouldn't be here