Here's a random idea that popped into my head the other day - has anyone ever considered a CF wiki? It could be a useful place to consolidate general information that ends up getting repeated on these forums over and over again (how to disable automatic restarts on a BSOD for example) and could be used as a kind of "library" to direct people towards for common questions and basic problems. Yes, we could direct people to other threads and that often happens at the moment, but I think a wiki would be a cool, user driven addition to the site and could contain said information in a much more structured form.
Just to make one thing clear - I wouldn't envisage such a wiki ever replacing the forums, simply supplementing them. For example, user x asks how to sort out a virus on some machine, and let's say for argument's sake the solution involves booting into safe mode. User y comes along and replies, stating that user x needs to boot into safe mode to sort the problem out. User x asks how to boot into safe mode, user y simply directs user x to a comprehensive explanation on the wiki rather than typing the same thing out that's inevitably been typed out a million times before.
Such a wiki may be slow off the ground, they usually are. But with enough users contributing, in time it could turn into a rather invaluable resource that could well serve to increase the member count as well as improving the overall experience on here.
Thoughts / ideas?