MacRumors Forums Redesigned and on a New Platform

macrumorslogoOver the weekend, we launched a new version of the MacRumors Forums. Beyond a long overdue redesign, we also migrated to a new discussion platform called XenForo.

The MacRumors Forums have been running since 2001 and have over 800,000 members and 20,000,000 posts. We have discussions documenting the first iPod, the first iPhone and the death of Steve Jobs.

The move to a new software platform brings us a number of new features, including but not limited to:

- Responsive design
- Auto save text editor
- Social registration and login. Register with Facebook and Twitter.
- Notification system for replies, @mentions, quotes and likes.
- Improved security

The modern new design was carefully crafted by Audentio Design. We are listening to feedback and will be making ongoing tweaks. Please offer specific comments and questions in the site feedback forum or this article thread.

Now is also a great time to register for our forums. Logged-in users see fewer ads in the forums than guests, and can comment on news stories.

Existing users may have to login again if they haven't since the transition. All users are now allowed an avatar and existing avatars should be updated to the larger size now allowed. There are a small percentage of users who may have to reset their passwords due to the transition. Otherwise, we've migrated all existing accounts and posts into the new system. If you have a problem with your account, contact us through our contact form.

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Top Rated Comments

milo Avatar
77 months ago
Also if anyone hasn't noticed, thumbs up are no longer anonymous.
Score: 64 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jayducharme Avatar
77 months ago
I like the new design. It's clean and simple. And I like the fact that registered users aren't bombarded with ads. That was thoughtful. And it's interesting that you can now see who "liked" a comment.

Edit: I just noticed that ads still appear in the mobile version, even when logged in.
Score: 61 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eithanius Avatar
77 months ago
And I thought Yosemite was ugly...

That Jony Idiot sickness has now spread to MacRumors...
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)
luckydcxx Avatar
77 months ago
I like the old look and feel better
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jmh600cbr Avatar
77 months ago
stop the hating, this is an awesome upgrade. thanks arn
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roland.g Avatar
77 months ago
More worse than better. Will take a lot of getting used to. Like ESPN someone had a wild hair of a 'clean' redesign that is all the rage but when you sacrifice functionality and form to get few better features and completely overhaul how the system works, it isn't actually better. Time will tell.

I can tell you this for sure, Facebook and Twitter are garbage mass consumption time wasting social media platforms and seeing all online sites go to them as the defacto login option is a horrible idea. ESPN you can only sign on with those. Many of us realize that those platforms provide no value and avoid having them as part of our lives. Don't force it on us here too.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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