Ok, got you on that one.1. View your forum at 800 x 600 - your banner is too large for the forum and throws the top off balance with the rest of the page - reduce it to 780 ox maximum width.
So i suppose I should add a new table? (I have yet to conquer changing this layout as opposed to the phpbb, that one was easier for some reason)2. The top AdSense banner should be spaced down a line from the navigation bar.
I thought that i had put that into the page. Thanks for pointing that out to me. I also thought I had done the meta tags, though know they aren't too important I still like to have them there for engines that do use them.3. You have no page title - this is your number 1 place for SEO - you're wasting it now.
Other then a few between Tom and myself, uhmm I would classify that whole forum as non responsive!1. You have several categories with no new posts in months or in some cases more than a year - collapse them with related forums with more recent activity.
Could this be done as a sub forum somehow? I know a several members are christians and had requested usage of the areas. Though not in use now. sigh.2. Decide on a focus for this forum - you have medical and coping forums and that's what people will be searching for - but the "recipes" forum and the "chapel" category I think may turn potential members away. Nothing wrong with mixing in some spiritual messages in various parts of your forums but don't highlight it as if this is a Christian forum because that can be associated with an anti-medical stance in some cases and it may also deter membership from non-Christians.
I had joined co-cure as they have an immense amount of information, I suppose it would be better to place the information I find within the forum?5. Webrings are not helpful from a membership or SEO standpoint (they take visitors away from your site more than they bring in new visitors) and they look cheap and spammy. In your case, the webring banner in the footer is not centered, adding to the cheesy look.
Then the install isn't correct on the forum as I installed a version, not sure of which, but I went from the original one we started with the the other version they had. (yes confused as to where I am on it) I had tried to do things on my own etc.. and I think I have a few things totally messed up on the forum. Big time in regards to installation.Also, you're still running SMF RC3 - version 1.1 final is out and you can now upgrade SMF even more simply by downloading their "webinstall" module.
I've got a few too many projects on the go at the moment,
but if you wish I could try a reorg and update for you in a little while. The latest isn't RC3 but the "gold" release of 1.1.
The spacing could be another nested table I suppose but even a <br /> or <p> would do the trick.
I think even if you renamed "The Chapel" to "spiritual support" or something nondenominational it would be better. Even better would be "Member Support" or "Mutual Support" or something completely non-religious - it doesn't mean people can't post things like "you're in my prayers" - it's more that you don't givbe the impression than other faiths aren't welcome.
this could be the title of that forum maybe?healthy eating with medical issues.
"a Holistic approach" takes in spiritual as well doesn't it? Mind, body and soul.. so people could if they wanted leave spiritual msg's in a thread or forum under a heading similar to this.. Maybe??holistically
sigh, anyone interested in becoming a mod that could focus some time?