IPB the company behind this message board software has just launched a preview of their 3.1 update. This new version of the board will likely be on Ostomyland for the summer.
Here's a sneak peak of some of the new features and tweaks coming in Oland Board 3.1
Link Sharing (User stuff!)
Easily share links from your community to Facebook, Twitter, and more
Status Updates (User stuff!)
Enhancements to the existing member status system in IP.Board to include the ability to reply and more.
Topic Preview (User stuff!)
Preview the first few lines of a topic without loading the entire topic.
View Reputation (User stuff!)
Optionally allow your members to see who gave reputation points on their posts.
Twitter Integration (User stuff!)
Your members can now link their account with their Twitter account!
Improved Facebook Integration (User stuff!)
Further enhance the link between your community and Facebook to drive traffic.
Easily place advertising code throughout your community with simple settings in the admin area.
Allow your members to customize the look and feel of their profile page.
Skin Upgrader (webmaster stuff)
Upgrading your skin between versions of IP.Board just became a lot easier.
Soft Delete Posts and Topics (moderater stuff)
Rather than actually deleting a post or topic you can now hide it from view to easily restore it later.
Notification System (User stuff!)
An easier way to be notified of all the various events that happen in your community.
Modification Development Enhancements (webmaster stuff)
Great tools for those that create modifications for IP.Board
Hook System Improvements (webmaster stuff)
Improvements to the IP.Board hook system to make it easier for modification developers to expand the functions in the software.
Allow search engines to better index and rank your community in results.
Search Engine Overhaul (User stuff!)
Search engine rebuilt from the ground up introducing more flexibility and power.
NB The links above take you to the IPB blog. I *think* non-members of IPBs customer base can view these. If not, apologies, my bad.