Last year I sold one of my forums (a webmaster forum) and tried to stay away from creating 'yet another one'. Was able to succeed for almost 1 year Since my schedule with my web design clients has been lax the past weeks (Holidays, beginning of the year), I could get back to my old 'hobby': posting in forums. And I just noticed people talk about this new script, xenForo. Well, they've been talking for a while already, but I wasn't that interested in it till few days ago when I bought a license and installed it on a live site. (I think the admin here should get my thanks since this forum is the fist XF I am registered in and you guys made me like it ). I have installed the XF on a new domain www.top-community.com. The design is still 'not there', since I had some issues with the theme (well, it's something new for me and I didn't quite get it from the get go). My intention is to have a VERY light-white theme, very simple and modern, with as little of a forum look as possible. As said, am not there yet, I think this weekend I'll go crazy with the layout more. I'd like to achieve something similar to www.invatam.net, my Romanian webmaster forums (that's on VB). What do I want to do with this? I'd like to run a VERY serious forum admin. Am not interested in post counts and stats, this is why, aside the welcome area, everything is specialized talk. It's thought to cater to blog owners (there's a need for a good forum in this niche too) and forum admins, since this is what we're all doing and love. The articles are now in 2 separate categories for: BLOG and FORUM admins. I try provide some first-hand information, since I've done this job for the past 10 years and, no matter how cool is to work as a web designer, I can't stop wishing to have my communities. I think it's some sort of a drug I will try not to 'spam' this thread with useless updates, maybe from time to time let you know when there's a new article on the forum niche that I believe our users here would like to read. I am of course open to your feedback (this is why I have opened the thread anyway) and hope that in time the community will help some people with their blogs and forums.