Alright, it's obvious that by now we have a lot of topics that really don't fit all the categories this forum provides.
Such as topics about banning, and other nonsense.
So, I propose the forum be re-modeled..So to speak.
Add an Off-Topic section, Forum Games, Graphics Corner (Not Spore graphics, as in like Photoshop signatures etc...)
Create some diversity in the forums, I see we have very cut-throat, Spore only discussion areas. But truly the people who truly love to interact with their community would most likely expect as much as I would. I doubt it's difficult at all, I should know this as I have made my fair share of forums in my lifetime, so i doubt you can fall back on the "we don't have time", or "other issues are more important", as all it takes is a few clicks a voila.
Also, a large suggestion, is to make Moderators to those specific forums, it would take the work load off of the SporeMaster, and the Maxis developers. Lets think about it, how much time do they really spend speaking to the community as opposed to everyday posters, and the occasional "smart guy". Either way, you can easily limit the powers brought upon them to that one section so there wouldn't be a security problem involved.
Seriously, being in love with graphics, I love to make wacky, crazy things in Photoshop, from signatures to desktops, and more, and I've been doing it for years and am attempting to enter it as a career, or part-time at least, I'd like to see more ability to express myself than just SPORE, all night and day, really limits my posts to certain topics.
Last bit off my trail of thought would be the whole ability to set avatars, why is it so hard to set a preset setting to "On".... Anyways i know this last one has been proposed, but get real for a minute and notice how user-friendly forums are...It isn't hard at all.