As part of our work at creating a stable website with the current 500 errors / database errors, we have introduced a new feature.
You can now create a new thread in a forum of your choice without actually going into the forum. Use the small white box next to the forum name in the forum list page.
Doing so, means one less 'hit' on the site, by not having to go into the forum and them clicking the 'create new thread' icon. You can now open the new thread dialogue screen, by just clicking on the box, from the forum list.
So members get an easier and faster way to start a new thread in the forum of their choice, and we reduce the hit load onto the site, by members not having to go right into the forum first.