I know that it's hard to organise all the different aspects of this site, but I feel that the front page does not give enough space to the recent posts. There are 15 recent posts, but this is overshadowed by the space for the news, random photos, the classifieds, the site statistics, and all of the sponsor links, etc. My opinion is that the front page is just too busy.
I have a couple of questions/requests:
1) Yesterday, I noticed that for a short time the front page was re-organised to have the classifieds on the right, and a higher number of recent posts were listed. I thought that was a really nice improvement. Where did it go?
2) Is it possible for each user to define the layout of the front page? For example, I don't find the news section very 'newsy', and would like to put it at the bottom (or not on the page). Can each user have an option for their view, or is it beyond the features of the site software?
3) Is it possible to have the state of collapsible sections saved in our cookies? I like the random photos, but generally don't need/want to see the classifieds. If I collapse this section, this state is not saved when I return to the page, even within the same session.
4) Not particularly related to organisation, but: Is it possible to have a different scheme, something user-selectable? I find that the current black/gray is low contrast and I would sometimes prefer something that's a little easier to read. I don't want to have 25 color schemes to pick from (but if you add something pink, I'll use it), just an alternative.
Just a little food for thought.