As a quick fyi, I also wanted to mention another nice feature of the new forum that is about to be launched. Users will now have the ability to add specific users to their list of friends so they can more easily follow their posts and discussions. In contrast users will also now be able to place users on their ignore list which will prevent messages from specific individuals from being seen if you so desire. If there is someone you want to read everything they post now you can easily do so, and if there is someone you would rather not see you never have to read their posts again.
Users will now also be able to flag messages for the admin and mods to review if there is something about a post that is not appropriate for the site, etc. Users can now be given warnings via the forum by the staff along with specific reasons why, and bannings can easily be put in place for 30 minutes or 30 years.
Searching and posting and editing messages will also be considerably faster. I was testing earlier today and things were shockingly faster on the new forum!