Thanks! I like your suggestion for the icons.I LOVE your forums look H-DB!! Fantastic job!
I would suggest you consider using tyres or perhaps a bike doing a wheeley for your on off icons (flat or faded tyre for off, pumped and bright for on....bike on stand for off, bike doing wheeley for on!)
Is having steam rss news a good idea or does it give false activity in terms of posts? I could replace it with another forum.
What's your end goal exactly? You might find a recent posts list more effective .