Here are some things I have noticed that i wanted to bring to your attention. Hope you take the feedback in the right spirit & seriously
1) lot of real estate being wasted by not grouping same subject messages in the forum section.
2) classified advs section has only 4 or 5 rows. People check these out the most.
3) recipes / awards / other sections use so much real estate but have been unchanged for months probably more than a year in some cases.
Please think over these to make the site better. I love the site and it has been so helpful to me and my family. Would love to see a more effective and user friendly functionality.