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CHANGES MADE:
1) The display of Trophy Points beneath avatars has been discontinued.
2) The display of reaction scores ('Likes') in the same location has been discontinued.
3) The contents of CHAT and MAINSTREAM NEWS no longer appear in NEW POSTS searches--you'll have to go and look for these posts.
4) Posts made in CHAT and MAINSTREAM NEWS are no longer included in Message/Post Counts (this may not update immediately).

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5) Trophies have been deactivated.
6) The 'charts' that recorded the 'top' posters by messages/trophy points/scores etc. on the Members Page have been hidden.
7) CHAT and MAINSTREAM NEWS have been incorporated into a new sub-section named MEMBERS' LOUNGE, which is invisible to non-members or members who are not logged-in.
8) Our confessedly humble section on Charles Fort has been rightfully moved to the head of the page.

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9) The ability to 'react' to post has been limited to simply LIKE or LOVE.
 
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Effective as of today, there have been structural and functional changes pertaining to the forum sections most closely related to non-Fortean content and discussions.

A new forum section entitled "Members' Lounge" has been implemented. This is a private / restricted area for members only.

The Members' Lounge is visible within the forum listings only to registered members who are logged in.

The Chat and Mainstream News Stories sub-forums have been moved into this restricted / private Members' Lounge area.

These two sub-forums are now inaccessible to non-member visitors, bots, and external search engines. They are still searchable by the forum's resident Search facility.

New posts within these two sub-forums are now excluded from being listed among the "What's New" results. This means that if you want to see what the latest casual / non-Fortean postings may be you'll have to go to (e.g.) Chat and look for yourself.
 
CHANGES MADE:

1) The display of Trophy Points beneath avatars has been discontinued.
2) The display of reaction scores ('Likes') in the same location has been discontinued.
3) The contents of CHAT and MAINSTREAM NEWS no longer appear in NEW POSTS searches--you'll have to go and look for these posts.
4) Posts made in CHAT and MAINSTREAM NEWS are no longer included in Message/Post Counts (this may not update immediately).
Thank you. Personally, I'm already finding that to be an incredibly effective and positive change. (I'm not sure what that says about my powers of self-discipline, mind...)
 
A new sub-forum has been created within the Human Condition section:

Sleep, Dreams & Related Topics
All That's Odd About The Land Of Nod

https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?forums/sleep-dreams-related-topics.91/

This was suggested as a way to consolidate the many discussions concerning sleeping, dreaming, and various associated phenomena and incidents (e.g., sleepwalking; hypnagogic / hypnopompic weirdness; night terrors; sleep paralysis).

NOTES:

Certain threads concerning scientific or medical topics were left in Mainstream Science or Medical Forteana.
Certain threads concerning (e.g.) communication / precognition in dreams were left in Parapsychology.
 
A major overhaul involving many threads addressing reincarnation has been done.

The primary thread on the subject:

Reincarnation (The Phenomenon; The Process; Theories)
https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/reincarnation-the-phenomenon-the-process-theories.163/

... is now dedicated to the subject in general. Is it possible? How does it work?

This thread:

Religious Beliefs About Reincarnation / Resurrection
https://forums.forteana.org/index.p...liefs-about-reincarnation-resurrection.69603/

... has been established for discussion of various religions' beliefs concerning reincarnation / resurrection.



The following threads contain posts relating to particular instances suggesting reincarnation. One thread is for cases / claims of literal reincarnation. The other thread is for isolated incidents of memories from a possible past life.

Reincarnation? (Miscellaneous Cases & Claims)
https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/reincarnation-miscellaneous-cases-claims.69607/

Reincarnation? Recalling Past Lives (From Memory; In Dreams)
https://forums.forteana.org/index.p...lling-past-lives-from-memory-in-dreams.14962/



The following threads address specific cases discussed sufficiently to warrant their own dedicated threads.

Reincarnation? The Case Of Carl Edon
https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/reincarnation-the-case-of-carl-edon.69605/

Reincarnation? The Taranjit Singh Case
https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/reincarnation-the-taranjit-singh-case.22456/

Reincarnation? The Bridey Murphy Case
https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/reincarnation-the-bridey-murphy-case.21034/

Reincarnation? Steve Mulligan / Sydney Sutcliffe
https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/reincarnation-steve-mulligan-sydney-sutcliffe.69255/


SEE ALSO:

Past Life Regression
https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/past-life-regression.1705/
 
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The Strange Folk thread has been locked down while major housekeeping / editing is being performed. ...
Most of the postings made over the years ignored the thread's stated context. ...
The biggest revision underway is stripping out and moving all the posts concerning ordinary humans (nutters, eccentrics, weirdos) to a different thread dedicated to that subject. That new thread's working title and location is:

Odd People (Human, But Strange)
https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/odd-people-human-but-strange.69685/
Great, I was always disappointed how that thread turned out after the promising OP.

The Strange Folks cleanup and renovation project has been completed.
 
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