Could you post your cookie domain and path for us, as 97% of the time that's the problem. That even happened to me, hehe. Once we get that, we can check to make sure what's going on to isolate the problem.
Yes, I must say, I do notice a slight improvement in the speed and overall performance in the board. You are right, our users do catch on quick, since there is such a large user-base. I'll keep testing it, but seems ok to me and it's not logging me out or anything. WOOT!!
Ya. A lot of the people who are online a lot though use Trillian. I LOVE Trillian. It is sooooo cool, it rocks man. But yea, the AIM link doesn't work for me either. That's no prob. becuase I bet trillian will get to it eventually, those people rock.
Try doing http://127.0.0.1/phpbb . Also, you might have more luck having it on a real server, not a test server. I sometimes have problems with cookies too on my personal windows computer, so you might want to try it on a site.