At Cruising Mates we pride ourselves on providing members with the more advanced facilities that many forums lack, such as a real-time chat panel that also alerts members to new topics.
Photos in forum posts are automatically resized to fit, and will zoom to full size when clicked. Members can also use the Highslide system (as demonstrated above) to neatly post several photos at once. YouTube videos can be included in posts, and we can also embed PDF documents such as brochures and deck plans, and Picasa slideshows of our photo albums.
(The Virtual Mystery Cruise was created with Ship Simulator Extremes by ShipSim.com and was posted in episodes on the forum.)