By the way Cale and others. There IS a challenge up right now! You should check it out. It's called Operation Outdoor Nation and has WAY more prizes than the old site ever had.
I agree completely with Joseph. What I liked about the old site was how the Forum/message board/whatever was the primary focus of the boards. It made more people use it, and made the sense of community stronger. The new site seems a little bit more impersonal. I'm not sure if we need to go back to points, although I kind of liked that. One other thing that Facebook has, but might be nice if we added to the current layout is a chat function... so we can talk more directly to people without posting on their pages.
Good suggestions Richard. Let's run it by Ivan.
Thanks for the feedback Richard! I am working on a few ideas for the website and hope to be able to implement in early 2012. Happy Holidays!