I think in the header of this very html im typing should be in bold a link to the faq emporium and the search page also in bold. something else along the lines of "Do a search 1st before posting etc" not taking up more than say 200 pixels at the top
another enhancement that can be added (as a right of passage as well) could be to call the forum users "title" and if title = newbie then display header = true, if else header = false

a little code can go a long way any takers? do you think this would help out decluttering the forum