I'm doing a little housekeeping on SimCity Forum (sweeping dust under carpets, etc.) and would like to know what you think would make SimCity Forum better. I'm looking for simple things rather than major feature enhancements as I'm not keen on plopping down a couple hundred dollars to update vBulletin and the forum skin.
One of the big things I've already done is to turn off the banner ads for users when they are logged in. Ads are most effective for users hitting the forums from search engines and turning them off should make things a little nicer for registered users.
Another thing I did was to turn the RSS feed on (I have no idea why I never did this in the past). Adding this feed to your live bookmarks, Firefox bookmark bar, etc. would allow users to easily see when new posts are on SimCity Forum without having to make a special effort to visit here.
I'm considering turning moderation off for images, but this would require everyone be more vigilant to make sure no one attaches inappropriate images. I could also increase attachment storage allowances as I have no shortage of storage space right now.
Your thoughts/ideas are really wanted.