I have a good suggestion for your forum.
Could you please include the following form in the Registration Page?
What is your favorite color?
You could store the responses in your server. Or, if it takes a lot of space you can set up a system to mail them continually to me.
Here are a few reasons why you should do this:
1. No other forums have done this. This shall make us unique.
2. We can make each of the members individually happy by using the colors at the appropiate places and make them feel nice about it.
3. It has been postulated that we can assess their personalities once we know their favorite colors:
4. It also reflects some nice humor.
I sincerely hope you will help me see my dream come true. I have been asking people one by one about their favorite colors since April. But most do not care to reply. It is only with your assistance this can be achieved.
P.S: I always wanted to ask you something:
'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym
It is a good idea but it should not be compulsory.
As for your second point "We can make each of the members individually happy by using the colours at the appropriate places and make them feel nice about it," there already are a few templates and I don't think MIF will make more. And it's entirely possible that the user may not like those colours on this forum and will want to change it.
I think it's best just to make a few more templates to use.
It would be a colorful question for a poll.
In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.