This forum is going downhill,and it's not going to fix it self.Something has got to be done to attract new members,We are 2nd on the google search for "Computer forums",We need some sort of incentive to make people register.
Also an overhaul with the Rep and ranking system,people just posting to get a new rank or that extra bar of rep is stupid.Custom avatars have been a sucsess i think,so why cant they be 95x95 instead of just 65x65? Custom Sigs would be cool but not nescesery,but everyone wants ot be differnet,you can be that much different with just text.
Also,Another thing,There are thousands of posts in the sugestions section,i have only ever seen 2 of these suggestions implemented.Does david look at half of these?? I know he is busy but he should listen to the people and atleast trial some of these suggestion that people have suggested.
A New theme would be nice too,This theme has worn out its stay,its lost its new car smell,its time for a new look.Take a look at this forum:
They have 150,000 joined members,we have 26.000.There community is more way more active than ours,there forums allows for more customisation.
Take a look a that link there,apart from the ad's,i think it looks pretty profesional.Even with the features they have.Also they have soem great ideas about a resources section and stuff like that.I think half the reason we have lost some good members,is because they have become bored,or moderators have banned them for stupid reasons.Also,New members are getting banned becasue people think they are george monks,so what,he did what he did,give him a break and just forget about it.Also brookfield,im sure he is sorry,why cant we forget about him too?
If Nothing is done to this forum to stop it from going downhill,I will consider leaving.