Almost every software available collects basic statistics on their individual usage and so do forum softwares in general. Everyone has seen these fancy numbers like 123.456 Posts visible on the forum's index, but similar to all these numbers out there, they tell only half the truth.
During development of a new release we usually take a look at every tiny piece of the software and evaluate it's current state. We're overall fine with the conversation system, it serves it purpose and provides a great usability, yet there is always room for small improvements.
User Groups provide forum administrators the ability to manage permissions for users even in large communities and to ease management we already provide an official plugin to set up moderated user groups.
RSS Feeds offer a great opportunity to subscribe to a website and getting notified of related news. With Burning Board 4.1 we're adding the ability to subscribe to RSS feeds and provide an automatic creation of corresponding threads.
Notifications help you and your users to keep in touch with the community and to be always aware of what happens around you. During the development of Burning Board 4.1, we've taken a closer look on the current approach and evaluate the various levels of feedback received by our customers.
Starting off with the presentation of Burning Board 4.0, we decided to focus on videos describing any upcoming changes and improvements.
The first video contains a quick preview of the major changes in Burning Board 4.0, future videos will grant a further insight into each feature.