The forum software used by Dreamhost is to say the least horrid. There is no way to easily see new posts, or what sections there are new posts in. It doesn't remember which posts I've already read etc. This probably all goes to reduce the number of people who actively participate on the forum.
Can we please switch to something like Invision Power Board?
I'd be happy to volunteer my time to migrate the content/user accounts of the current forum to a new forum package.
Oddly, I assumed that DH had created this software in house, which would explain why it was used, so was very supprised to hear that it's an off the shelf package.