I am thinking of making some further improvements to the presentation of the site, in order to increase usability.
I'll start with some block placement issues. Do you think it would be better to place blocks showing recent posts and topics above the user navigation block (named after you)?
How does the "newest forum topics" section on front page serve you so far. It is displaying latest forum topics.
What do you think of the overall layout and design of the homepage and rest of the site?
Please tell if you have some bad annoyances on this site so I can try to fix them!
I am intending to implement an easy way for new users to ask questions on forums, a sort of a quick shortcut being linked from top of the homepage via an attractive button I am going to design for it. This "shortcut" may feature a couple or so quick and easy to understand steps to help new users get started with the site right away.
This does bear a practical question. Should I enable anonymous opening of topics on forums to make it easier on new users and get more people asking questions? It would make these "quick steps" guide much easier to follow if it wouldn't absolutely require registering to post.
If new user finds the site helpful they'll eventually register anyway. Maybe we should follow the "try before you register" approach on Nuxified.org and just make sure we do a good job at filtering anonymous spam that doesn't get caught by the so far excellent akismet spam filter.