I would suggest you also search for a hackintosh forum. hackintosh is a term used for people who install Mac OS onto Intel and AMD PC's. And while that may sound odd considering you'll actually be owning an Apple Computer.... You'll learn more about the inner coding of the code and kernel on those forums, than you would on normal Mac Forums.
-Problem #1: Using SMF. It's not very robust and has a very "ancient" feel to it. Although nowhere near as horrendous as phpBB, it's not as good as say, MyBB in my personal opinion. Obviously if you wanted to go big you'd use IP.Board or XenForo (which is quite refreshing, actually). Normally I'd recommend vBulletin but IB has run it to crap in the past few years.
This is mainly towards the staff at MacRumors, probably more at arn.
Does MacRumors have any immediate or far plans to move to the newer (a bit chaotic) vBulletin 4 platform, given that 3.x and 3.8.x are on their last legs? If not, what does MacRumors plan on doing? XenForo might be able to help.
PS, keep up the awesome management of servers and systems. I really appreciate it, given myself being a service provider in the field.
I think you'll find that every modern web browser can handle HTML5 perfectly fine
A prime example is the forum software, XenForo - its fully HTML5 and is even compatible with IE6.
Sidenote: I googled for a copy of flash pacman, downloaded the SWF and ran it through Swiffy. To my surprise, it actually worked and produced a fully functional HTML5 copy (all be it with fugly looking code and it ran pretty slow, but it was playable).
Finally, in future you dont need to go spouting off about how you dabble in design and such - nobody here is a judge, and absolutely everything is personal opinion, not fact - including this very post, although calling all the members a bunch of geeks is pretty damn hypocritical. I do agree about the crummy vBulletin forum skin though. I'd personally be using XenForo....beautiful system.