Right...the closed forums is not the main focus though. I like the part where you get privileges as you post. The reason I think it works is because nobody is going to spam just to get custom avatar and sigs mainly because they don't know how much they have to spam to get it. The idea is brilliant.
I'd bet it'd be a different story if you were new here.
@Lowndsey: It is. I was browsing around in their forums and I don't see a lot of spam. My guess is that it's working.
edit: @J: If you mean that I wouldn't support it then you're wrong. I just joined EO and I have 4-5 posts there. I have no priviledges and I don't really mind it. People there had to just stick around to get it. If I end up liking the place I'll get it someday.
Well...the locked hidden sections has already been discussed and I'm not for it as I was. I just thought the others were some interesting ideas. When I see something that could prose useful I give a shout-out. If other members don't like it, then its obviously not implemented. If members like it, but David doesn't, then it's also not implemented. Overall, I'm just looking for ways to improve the forum. Not that it's not good, but there's always room for improvement.