For me one of the most important aspects of any successful open discussion group is freedom to read and participate without having to register. Despite my strong anti-spam feelings (I would never use any email addresses for unwanted mailings) I do not want to enforce compulsory registration. As a result these forums have had their share of spam postings over the years but have remained spam-free on the whole. I will be keeping this open format.
Changes I have begun work on:
- Allow links to pictures and allow the posting of pictures within forum comments/ threads;
- Allow avatars;
- Enable a group of active and qualified moderators;
- Have an area for registered members
I would appreciate any suggestions or feedback regarding what changes you would like to see here.