I saw in the community announcements that beta invites for a new version of GS were going out. Quick question... does this new Gamespot design include new forums? Because honestly, a good deal of us spend 99% of our time on this website in the forums, and we've been on this particular forum engine, with slight modifications, (please do not ever go back to 20x20 avatars) since 2005. That's getting dangerously close to a decade.
Also, will you finally be implementing an ignore feature? IGN boards have it, and it's wonderful. Unlike some sites, or the adblock solution, which still has you seeing the posts of ignored members when they are quoted, on IGN when you block someone it completely blocks any and everything they submit to the forums from your view. It makes them not exist for you when you are logged in. It cuts down on the impact trolls can have, since you can just click a few options, refresh the page, and they aren't there anymore.