Okay, fair points, but there a few different issues to deal with there.I'm happy with the forum as is, mainly because I've been a user for many years and am familiar with it, but I have two requests, the first simple, the second relatively simple but possibly time consuming.
1) that "www.slotforum.com" takes a reader to the forum's current "info" page rather than the forum's index page.
2) that the forum's info page is rearranged to make it more attractive to new users.
1 - Current default home page.
At present, the url www.slotforum.com goes directly to the forum's index page, which is rather like the front cover of a book being its index or appendix instead of an attractively illustrated title page. The index page is the default landing page for both the url typed directly into a browser and Google's slotforum search listing.
I know most/all of us know what each page looks like, but I'll post illustrative screenshots anyway.
Current "home" page. Not very attractive or attention grabbing.
2 - Current info page.
At the top of the info page is the SlotForum handbook, which is probably not the most important thing new users need to be presented with. An interesting article or some nice slot car pictures would be better, with the handbook link moved further down the page. The handbook is very useful once someone becomes a forum user, but let's hook them as users first.
Current info page.
1- This isn't simple, unfortunately. The forum software is all geared up with the expectation that the home page, or index page, will be an index of the forums available. That's how the software is set up, and much of the architecture is based on that. I'll have a look into whether we can change that, but I very much doubt it will be simple, and it would certainly come with a significant risk attached to it.
2- I agree, we'd like to make more of the Info page, as it has some interesting features. Even the simple ability to add thumbnails to each article adds a little to the presentation of the page. But we have a couple of problems. The first is a technical glitch which the owners are hopefully looking into. The second is that we don't have anybody volunteering to write interesting articles. So far it's just been me, writing basic info articles about the forum.
Another point I'd add is that neither of the images you've shown, show the full forum pages, so I'm guessing those were from a tablet?