Oh, God, no, Phade, what were you thinking?
Okay. When I first started visiting the site, I didn't really like the simple style of the forums there... but the more I used 'em, the more I came to love them. Efficient, quick, smart.
"Everything here is so primitive-" "-Yet elegant in its simplicity." (Mad props to anyone who knows where that quote is from.)
And now, we have this. We have people using animated signatures and huge-ass "avatars," and we have those annoying animated "emoticons" over there to the left, distracting me as I'm trying to type this, and of all the damn bulletin board scripts you could have used, why on earth did you pick phpbb?!
Limits. Make limits. Get rid of everything that's animated, ban sigs (or at least sig pics), and make people pick images less than 5K and 60x60 pixels or so for their avatars.
Or you could just go back to the old forum script. What the hell was wrong with it?
Ugh... I can hardly stand being here anymore.