I second @(you need an account to see links) 's suggestion to maybe tweak a bit the font if those pop up texts (I also use the 'Black Stealth' theme for the forums), since it can be a bit difficult, but after exercising some muscle memory it stops being that much of a struggle.
Another suggestion that I can see being beneficial or interactive with the forum's community could be having small weekly trivia or polls (not sure if on the main screen of the forums is a good idea/possible) but it could be something everyone actively participates on once a week and then looks forward to see the results of.
Do we have something like that at the moment?

I made a mock up version on Sai to illustrate what I meant, hehe, not the best with words!

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