I am thinking of posting this, or something like this in the general section...
The suggestions for forums thread has gotten tremendously long, and looking at it, basically most things boil down to the fact that a more robust form software is necessary to implement most of the changes suggested.
I am thinking of switching over to invision board hosted hosting
This also gives a lot of anti-spam stuff run by invision, tons of plugins, easy ad-sense (hosting is expensive!), the whole nine yards, easy skins, twitter & facebook sign in... stuff like having levels of mods and subforums etc.
I don't have the time or capability to deal with managing a self hosted forum, especially a more complex one like vb or ip board.
So what do you all think?