I think that instead of trying to update what we have, we should cut our ties with 'the old org' (which I'll get into later) and forget all about it. We'll start anew with new systems and/or ways of doing things. We'll simplify the .org and make it more enjoyable to use for both viewers, editors, and reviewers.
But first, some definitions of terms I'll probably be using:
Before I get to the huge list of suggestions, here is my overall opinion of the direction this site should take, influenced by the "What's wrong with the .org" thread.
Now it's time for the overhaul of suggestions. I'll jump into things here.
There are too many of them. Forums should be welcoming to the new user and experienced user alike. I understand that some years a go there was a drive for more forums and seperation but now I believe this is overkill.
SITE'S MAIN PAGE
I haven't kept up with everyone's site redesign mockups, but I'm going to go with the assumption that the less coding there is, the better.
Here's my general suggestions regarding the main site page's re-design:
EDIT PROFILE INFORMATION PAGE
You'd think this is a simple page, but in reality...
MAIN PAGE LINKS
Here I discuss some pages that're linked to from the main members page.
Please remember these are just MY PERSONAL OPINIONS. I am by no means stating all of my suggestions should definitely be included. I am absolutely willing to be contested/proven wrong/change my opinion/etc.
As an old member of this community, I have suggested many features in the past and almost all of them have been implemented. So I would ask you to please consider my opinions as I do not believe I've intentionally steered the .org in any wrong direction.
Okay I started this post about two months a go, and was gradually adding onto it through the drafts system. I have more to say but I've lost drive to continue updating this post. So I will submit it, as what it has I think is helpful as-is. And I'll leave it if other people would like to contribute/add-on.
I may edit this post with your contributions later. =3