The new forum is missing some things I (and I'm sure others) use frequently.
-Near the top of the forum home page, under the logo, is a section showing PMs, unread posts, and new replies to the user's posts.
That really needs to be incorporated into the new layout.
- On the registration page, "I agree with the terms and condition. Read below" The word CONDITION should be plural: conditions.
- When quoting and replying to an existing post, I don't see previous posts. This prevents one from quoting from multiple posts.
In addition, I think you should remove from the subject of this thread that the "new forum is now live." That implies we are to start using it for questions, posts, etc. Perhaps changing it to "now ready for testing" or something like that would be better. The last thing I want to do is to check two different forums to see what's going on.