Those who used the old forum will remember the achievements system that was in place - however a similar system known as 'awards' has finally been added to these forums.
Awards are little badges that sit in your profile page for all to see but this time do not carry any type of point value. Currently there are only a few badges available however they will update automatically once you login if you have met the requirements needed to obtain them.
There will be secret awards this time that will display the icon to all users but the requirement details shown when hovered over will be displayed as a bunch of question marks for other user's - it's up to you if you wish to share the requirements for these awards with others if you get them but part of the fun is being one of few who actually has them.
To view your own awards, click on your username in the topic list or your profile link at the bottom of each of your posts.
To view other member's awards, simply click on their username anywhere it appears or the profile link at the bottom of each of their posts.
When you receive and award, a new page will popup showing you which award you have received, from here you can either go back to the previous page, go back to the forum index or view your awards.