rogerd - 5:25 pm on Nov 5, 2004 (gmt 0)
1) Test all functions and read all standard messages, etc. Register again for the forum, report a bad post, click on everything you can find. I've found that you can do a great job of customizing a forum only to discover that the member confirmation email (for example) is poorly worded and mentions only the software developer. (Think, "Welcome to AcmeForum, the best forum software in the world.") Click on things you'd never click on and make sure nothing is broken.