Regular readers will have noticed a strange black bar appearing in the header section of the website in recent days. Fear not, nothing is wrong. The bar is your access point to new social networking features on United Rant. Readers now have integrated access to groups, forums, extensible profiles and messaging on the website.
Registered users can create an extended profile, upload an avatar (or better still use a Gravatar), create and take part in groups with attached forums and messaging fellow readers directly. Each group includes its own forum for topical discussion.
The system is very much in beta so please forgive any bugs or stylistic problems and report any problems to firstname.lastname@example.org.