The foundation of The MasterMind Forums (an online community I created over 5 years ago) is a piece of software called Phorum. Amazingly, it is free and incredibly solid. It has functioned well for the last several years.
MasterMind Forums currently utilizes version 3.48a, the very last version in the Phorum 3.x series.
I have conducted experiments and tests on the next-generation Phorum 5 series. It looks promising. I anticipate utiltizing this software to launch a new online discussion community that will co-exist with MasterMind Forums. In fact, there is a good chance that MasterMind Forums will be upgraded as well.
Phorum 5 will provide users a superior online experience with some nice bells and whistles. Stay Tuned for the launch in the near future.