Home Theater Forum is now running on XenForo. New to XenForo? In this thread, I'll be sharing instructions for how to handle basic forum tasks. Glossary XenForo uses some terms that are slightly different from what we used when we were on IPBoard. Here are some key ones to be aware of: Messages – These are what IPBoard and vBulletin calls “posts”. Your number of posts will be migrated over to become your current number of messages. Discussions – These are what IPBoard calls "topics", and vBulletin calls "threads". Alerts – These replace IPBoard's “notifications”. You’ll see an Alerts menu at the top right of the page when you’re signed in (next to your profile information). Here you’ll see notifications on threads and forums you’re watching, and you can manage your alert preferences from here. Conversations – These are private messages you have with other users. The Log In and Sign Up buttons are in the top right, next to the search bar. You can use the same username and password you used in the past. How to View Threads/Discussions Click on any forum title to view the threads in that forum. You’ll see the name of each thread, who started that thread and when, the number of replies and views, and the name of the last contributor to the thread (and when that contribution occurred). Click on the date below last message to be taken directly to the latest message in the thread. If you subscribe to that thread, clicking on the blue dot to the left of the thread title will take you to the first unread post. Hover your mouse over a thread title to see the page count, and a preview of the first message in that discussion.