We've added some information to our FAQ to explain the "member status" as well as explain why the "lightbulbs" and forum preferences don't always work. Most of those problems relate back to older browsers or connecting through AOL's browser. If you use the same browser (especially Internet Explorer) on the same computer, everything should now work for you all the time. We've also made it easier to navigate bios and email addresses without opening a new browser so now simply clicking "back" on your browser should take you back to the exact message.

We're sorting through more than 100 message forum suggestions for new topics and will be adding new topics in February.

Nearly 1,000 users have already joined these forums in just three weeks and there are literally dozens of production topics, even more incident news and much more so thanks for making the forums very popular.

The Firehouse WebTeam