first of all the news folder in General is bursting at the seams. therefore i think its better to create more news folders in any sub boards (maybe together with the general folders).
my second suggestion is a question to all members of the forum. I won't alienate guests but i think the guest right must be a special one and must not be abused by people who only wanted to disturb or destroy the forum. Last week i have deleted two posts by a guy who has linked to websites where they are trojans. So what do you think. Should this forum only be open for members?
About the newsfolder! I was thinking about deleting it! The posts with news can also be posted in the other boards! Don't you think?
About guests! When I've made this forum I thought about this myself. But in order to get more information and input from people I think it should be best to allow guests in the common boards. Most guests post here without problems. But I'm curious what other members and guests think of this?