OK, the new forums appear in place and mostly functional with a few problems here and there. I have noticed that in the pitch black theme (which was set as the default) I cannot use the Mark Read feature. Seems that a common problem with forum systems is certain features not working in the non-default themes, and Pitch Black is not the default theme for Simple Machines Forum. I see that it does work in the Simple Machines default theme. So I think I will switch everyone back to the default default theme (the theme that is delivered as the default), which presumably works best. And those who think they can get by on another theme are welcome to try. I've also heard that there is trouble postig messages when logged in? I haven't had problems with that myself, but hopefully the default theme will fix most problems.