added the option to use an fa-icon in lieu of the phrase thread for the visitor panel, profile page, message user info block (post bit) and member list page. This should have been added a while ago, better late than never.
Thanks to @Faust for bringing this to my attention.
Changed the Minimum number of threads to reply permission behaviour (and renamed it to Minimum number of threads to reply to threads by others), as it originally prevented members from replying to their own threads, if their thread count was below the threshold.
admins can now adjust a users thread count from the edit user page.
messages are now displayed to a member displaying the total number of threads left for them to create to make a reply in a forum, view others threads, and create their own thread in the forum. Supports multiple messages if required, see screen shots.
re-ordered the permissions to display them in a more meaningful way.
re-worded the message user info elements style property for displaying thread counts to Total threads.