I would just like to make a suggestion. New comers to the boards have a severe tendancy to completely miss the rules, and go forth spreading filth about the boards in the form of pointless, often times redundant threads.
I believe that all newly registered forumers should recieve an automatic 2 week jail term in order to discourage bad posting, and encourage lurking and rule reading. I've seen similar processes used in other forums and it seems to work quite well as far as cutting down on the useless threads full of "n00b flaming" and bad grammar. This way new forumers would be able to get a feel for the forums, and hopefully divert them from the deadly mistake that is the "Hi, I'm new!" thread.
EDIT: darkmayo suggests we call it "Quarantine." Good idea.