Hi Everyone, I want to first thank you all for being part of this wonderful cruise community. I was just looking back at posts made since I started this site in 1999. We started out with only one single forum; it was the 'Community Board' and it was the hub of cruise and community topics. As our community grew, so did the number of new forums related to specific topics such as cruise lines or a specific port. Today I'm making changes that I hope will help us get back to some of our community roots and help our community grow. Our first change will be that the Ã¢â‚¬ËœCommunity ForumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ will once again become a strictly cruise and community topic forum. I ask that any posts that are not cruise and/or community related be posted within a brand new forum entitled Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe Aft DeckÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. The AFT DECK forum is a great new place to share your Prayers & Cares postings, along with ANY off topic postings that do not fall within the normal cruise related topics of the other forums. Why the change? Unfortunately, the community board has sometimes become off topic beyond the original definition for a cruise travel community. The next change will be a consolidation of many of our Ports of Call forums into a single forum. For example: All Caribbean Island forums will become the Ã¢â‚¬ËœCaribbean PortsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ forum. We will do this for all of the ports of call forums, in hopes of creating more vibrant discussion. Lastly, we are planning to launch a whole new set of community chat features sometime next week. If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re already a registered member of the forums you will be able to instantly participate. The new chat tools will let you do the following: 1. Easily enter a community chat room for scheduled nightly chats. 2. Send Instant Messages to your buddies. 3. Play online games against your online friends 4. The chat room will also support Video and Audio (optional) as well as standard text messages. 5. Know when your friends are available to chat via a community list of those who are available to chat via IM or Chat Room. It puts you in control. Plus many more features! I hope these changes will help our community to remain focused on being a great resource for great cruise information and fun conversations that we enjoy the most.