Yes, as announced over a month ago The Bar has gone. Kept some of the topics but really can't see where they fit into the site. Will see what happens over the next week or so.
Other changes are - Website reviews has gone, because no one really reviewed any web sites. Wanted and Valuations have moved back into Collectors Corner. Cask Buying Club has been removed (if anyone needs the info in that forum let me know ASAP before it's all binned later this week)
Coming changes - Distillery Images, not sure whats happening but it will change or go. Live Tastings will be revamped or merged back into Whisky Tastings. Whisky Polls will either merge with Q&A or be revamped with only polls. Post ranks and counts will probably go, and theres a bucket load of old posts and stuff to delete from various forums.
Mikey - If your posts aren't whisky related then they probably shouldn't be here, and will get deleted very quickly.
Lockejn - They want a whisky forum where people can come and talk about whisky.
There are so many other places, forums and sites where people can chat in general about anything and everything. This forum is just for whisky now, there aren't enough hours in the day to run a general chat forum and the headaches it causes.
There won't be an iPhone specific site, however there are discussions about a generic mobile site which will work better on small screens and many phones. It may be a Subscriber only service depending on what's offered.
And someone mentioned RSS feeds for the forum , these won't be activated anytime soon, want people to actually visit the site not just get the content stripped out. Again would probably be a Subscriber only feature if it is done.