Hmm…okay, a quick bit of experimenting shows that the visitor stats are visible when I’m using my bookmark for the forum, or when I’m using the link from the main page. It’s just when I’ve been looking at/commenting on a thread and then clicked the “Forum Home” link that the stats seem to disappear.
Mind you, I see in the URL that the link has a lot of extra characters, rather than being just the straight museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/forums link. Tracking purposes, maybe?
It sounds like a variable in the url used for passing form information. It’s a standard way of passing information from one web page to another. However it’s often better not to use the url for that because of security reasons (e.g. user names and passwords).
I’d say one or two bugs have appeared in the updated software. I’m sure there will be a fix for it soon.