We're going to be using IPS Pages, there's no question in that. We want the front page to be fully integrated and the best way to do that is with Pages.
Dubbing the use of a CMS as being lazy is a bit of a reach. Are you referring to more content or the introduction of more categories?
Social media could be a possibility but the risk involved with shedding anonymity to seek help with social media identities would likely leave those areas unused.
This community is webmaster oriented, not gaming. Anime is so far from relevant to what we do here that I'm concerned you might be trolling me.
It's currently a 90-second wait for Newbies, 60 for Members, and 30 for Advanced Members. That really isn't all that bad. It's not so much about dedication as it is about limiting the resource consumption by users who are just passing through. Do we hope that these restrictions might encourage users to be more active within WebFlake? Absolutely. Do we believe it will? Not really.
This is something we're already discussing and we're hoping that putting together a weekly or monthly newsletter assists with that. Baby steps.
Thanks for the suggestions.
Can you be more specific about the ranks? Are you referring to member groups or the user title (such as "New Flake")?
Profile customization is available to our donators. As for a metro style theme, that's not going to happen. A bit overused these days.
Thanks for the suggestions!