yeah ok, so I'm unsure where that came from except that perhaps it's some pseudo-random synapse firing off cause I'm having visions of potentially good things happening with the request system. There's still a lot of work and research to do, but I got a project at work that's amazingly similar, so it's actually a really good thing all around.
I've mentioned this before and I'll do so again. Handbooks are going to be a resource for everyone in the community. They're detailed how-to guides on doing different things with the site. Forget your username? There'll be a handbook for that. Want to understand the Image submission process? There'll be a handbook for that too. I can't come up with what everyone would need, but over time it'll get nailed down and there'll be much more documentation to help people more readily join/use swag as the resource I'd like it to be.
It's sort of last on my list, I can always get a good design going, but it is indeed on the list. Currently I intend on putting up something that will be reminiscent of the old site, and then perhaps we'll have a competition once the site is up and running for a new design or two... or more?
Anyway, it's late, I'm tired, I'm going to bed.