For our members who have been using The Fantasy Forum for a while, you might have noticed it was using the software vBulletin for its structure. This software has been a very popular and often used forum software across the web for many years. It has been especially useful for sites dedicated to an online forum format. As frequently happens in the tech world, sometimes something comes along which is simply better, or more secure, or more versatile than what came before. There is a new forum software called Xenforo, and it is a perfect example of that. We have recently switched The Fantasy Forum over to this software. For any of you familiar with programming, Xenforo is written in the PHP programming language using the Zend Framework. The software is actually developed by former vBulletin lead developers Kier Darby and Mike Sullivan. In a short time, the staff here at TheFantasyForum.com have fallen in love with this software! For both the staff and forum members, this software is simply superior to anything else out there. Kier and Mike really left no stone unturned when developing this forum software. It is more powerful, more versatile, easier to use and more secure amongst other things. Read on to find out more: The major benefits of Xenforo over vBulletin Faster The very popular @ Mention feature is baked right in (not an add-on) Almost no learning curve Professional and Simple Connected to Social networks (FB, Twitter, Google+) Highly customizable and consistent skins Safer (more secure) Typing in a thread title queries database and shows similar threads (cuts down on duplicates) Uses less resources (less strain on servers) Beautiful Gallery Superior Inbox/Alert (mouseover to get info) Spy tab (see all the latest activity in real time) Excellent support Trophy reward system for members Easier uploading and embedding of pics We hope you all enjoy Xenforo as much as we do. Enjoy the forums and this excellent software!