Wow, i'm really excited to see so much participation. I wanted to update everyone on the forum roadmap for next few weeks.
First of all, Magento Certified Badges/Ranks are coming very soon so you will know if the answer is coming from a good source.
I'm also working on addressing some of the layout/CSS issues that were raised.
Additionally, while I remember having ICQ number - we will replace those fields with Twitter/LinkedIn in the near future.
We are also one step closer to having better mobile experience - but this will take more time.
I will make sure to keep everyone informed about future changes in the roadmap. As usual, feel free to provide comments and ideas.
Thanks! Nice to see magento forum back after long time!
The forums are implemented using Lithium, which is a SaaS solution. There are some limits in terms what can be customized. Emoticons for example are not easily customizable.