Certain PM's from prior to October 2006 have decided to make themselves "new" again and as a result, I have 89 "UNREAD" emails, lol. No biggie - its just that I have to check them as "marked as read" now...
I'd like to make a suggestion...but a few may not like it.
How about the admin get rid of the user signatures and graphics. It takes a while to scroll through the content of a thread and it is distracting, especially when most users only reply a sentence worth. There are a few other local car forums I visit that don't have signatures like that, so I may be biased.
But I think it would improve overall content and relevance to threads, and cut down their length in a third. I also end up waiting on something for 10 minutes a day, 4 or 5 times. In this time I like to use my Blackberry and catch up on news, forums etc, but I wouldn't dare look at this site because the content is so spread out and slow loading. Lets cut the fat?