the answer to your respective questions is 'almost certainly - in theory'. In practice, I may or may not get round to it anytime soon. I'm still (slowly) working on the re-design of the forum and there are several things that I don't like and want to change. Top of the list is replacing that fugly 'New' icon, followed by linking the big Filmwasters logo at the top of the page back to http://filmwasters.com
, rather than back to the forum mainpage. Unfortunately, the other four moderator Filmwasters aren't 'all about' the technical stuff involved in running the site, so I end up doing a fair amount of the CSS/PHP editing. They do the heavy lifting in other areas.
I like your ideas though and will add them to the list. Cheers.