Glad you think so Rognvald. It's been a commented on a number of times that people found the contrast of yellow on dark red difficult to read - and I thought it was about time we smartened it up. The new version of the site has been put on hold for the moment, as I think the time will be better spent on improving the existing site - so expect to see lots of small updates over the coming weeks. In particular the trader loactor and reviews sections getting a makeover.
I agree with the Paltalk idea.. its a great thing for trading if people get into it.. very cheap to subscribe and avoid the pop-up ads and a much better way for traders to communicate than mirc as has been said... takes a bit of getting used to using mics.. but some like it and others can still type anyway..
Its a two way street I guess since if you pointed people to paltalk they would encounter the other very active trading rooms there that are free.. but then of course many others would come across your room also..
Just 3 more days to come up with a winning suggestion for a free bottle of champagne. Thanks for all the contributions so far, some excellent ideas. Unfortunately I've not had a change to comment on the more recent ones, but I will be posting my feedback over the next few days, and the winner will be announced on the first on Feb.
I think that the Private Messages and e mails box should have more emphasis on the Home Page, as I have sent several PM's e mails in the past and it has taken some members a few days to reply/respond. I, too, by habit do the same and forget to check PM's and e mails, so it could be good to remind the user when they log in, in big bold letters or something.