Thanks for being here. We have been reading every single complaint, and we are doing everything within our power to respond to the valid complaints about the system.
The first problem we tackled was the excessive white space in the forum. In direct consultation with our partner's CTO, we have made changes to decrease this drastically, and I think that you will all agree that it is a significant improvement.
The changes are live, but it may take a 10-20 minutes for all the caches to clear. The highlight changes are:
1) Avatar size was decreased from 120px to 80px, greatly decreasing the vertical spacing taken up by avatars.
2) Because the avatars are smaller, we were able to considerably narrow the postbit.
3) We have taken on empty space above quotes and at the top of post bodies
Thanks guys. We are listening.
The next 2 items on our list are to decrease load speeds and to make changes to make the new Buying&Selling system more dynamic and interesting to browse.
Thanks for all of your input.