Hi all, We're aware that Leeds Forum has been struggling a bit lately, in terms of lack of activity and new users. We would hate to see the forum close, which is a real a possibility, so we've made the following two decisions: We are going to merge this forum with Leeds Music Forum. The new forum will continued to be called Leeds Forum. If you're not aware of LMF, it's a forum that (as you may have guessed) focuses primarily on discussing the music scene in Leeds. It has around 1,500 registered users although in reality, a bit like here, the number of regular active users is quite a bit smaller. All the users, posts and topics from both forums will be merged together - meaning nothing from the archive should be lost. Also Leeds Music Forum will become a sub-forum of the new site, a forum within a forum in some respects. We are going to upgrade the software to Xenforo which is made by the original team behind vBulletin. It's a lot more modern and has things like user tagging and a mobile friendly design. We're aware there may be users on both sites that dislike (or even 'hate') this idea. But the decision has been made and this is the only viable way of keeping both forums online as we want them to be ad-supported, rather than reliant on donations. In terms of timescales, again being honest here, we're not sure. We imagine the work will take place in and by the end of June. If anyone is interested in helping, or becoming a new moderator on the combined forum, then please send us a Private Message.