Hey -- newb here, but I just got two suggestions.
First of all -- can we please get rid of the captcha verification before posting? We have the ability to regulate and eliminate spammers, and theres already a captcha barrier to registering. Maybe I'm losing it but geez if some of these captchas are tough to get. It's just frustrating to have to constantly retry. -- anyway, if its a forum feature that can't be changed, cool. but otherwise, i think we could reconsider their effectiveness.
Secondly -- help forums. I know theres a series of tutorials and guides, but this forum can be a bit hard to navigate. And forum search tools are never helpful. Maybe we could make a help forum for newbies (gotta look after myself) can go to ask experienced members where we can find previous posts on issues and discussions that've already happened. Link it and once answered close down the topic.
Just some thoughts! Hope they're useful.