While hoping it is harmless and inconsequential, just for appearance sake;
IMHO.....too many geeks often ruin the soup.
Geek soup often brings awful digestion probs for the poor hapless and (at the geeks mercy) regular folk.
My experience here is that you in-chargers are gonna do whatever you find entertaining to yourselves in spite of the feelings of the poor hapless.
Was there a demand or request for a change? or did you all just assume that the membership was getting bored with the status quo?
Is there some thought this tinkering will bring back those many forum members that seem to have lost interest? If so I am all for it.
Is this just cosmetic or is there some technical must for it? I do understand that periodic site maintenance is necessary.
My main concern for anything that happens here is simply the preservation of the existing data here. And that it be relative easy to find and that the URLs to it be NOT altered.
However I do recall info losses (permanent) after at least one prior forum tinkering. Not sure if that was for real maintenance purpose or just to introduce some new geek-toy feature.
I will of course do my best to "figger" it all out once it is imposed upon us. And in the event it makes this a better place, I will be pleased to stand corrected from my doubts.