Also, I'm having a vision of the front page (pardon me for not putting this in the meta forum where this may have already been mentioned):
The lastest cover of the magazine on the front page (not the entire thread, just the cover), with HT's links to the related articles and back-issues below. Or better yet, the back-issues could be displayed in miniature bordering the sides of the page, and clicking on the miniatures would take you to the mag thread with all the related links just like he's got them now.
This way, a new-comer would have instant access to the highlights of this forum and wouldn't have to wade through much to get there. If I was a new visitor to the site, my curiosity would certainly be piqued enough to wonder what all those strange headlines were about, and I'd imagine myself browsing quite a bit.
Of couse, there would also be a main link to get straight to the main forum page directly.
"I've been fighting with reality for over thirty-five years, and I'm happy to say that I finally won out over it." -- Elwood P. Dowd