Earlier today I tested a new communication feature we just installed. We may use it for cases like the following: Request updating of email addresses. About 1/3 of our members have invalid, out-of-date email addresses and I can't email them to ask that they be updated. Learn of a new feature Warn of an upcoming server maintenance shut down Require all members to read the rules Warn of forum software upgrade and associated downtime, this would have been nice last summer The Force Thread Read feature is designed to require only one reading of a targeted thread. Let me know if that didn't work. Let me know if there were any other glitches with it. Announcements (like this one) made only in the forum are helpful but they aren't read by everyone so I think this new feature will be quite helpful a half-dozen or so times per year.