Ok, I just came back here after a long hiatus.
I definitely agree with the 'cesspit of verbal diahhrea' comment, the first thing that jumped out was all these millions of threads, all asking the same basic questions, 'what PC would you build with this money', 'how do I overclock', 'why is my game lagging' - it's a shame, because this forum used to be filled with quality, interesting content, that'd keep me browsing for hours, yet now I don't want to browse at all.
- Create a suggestions subforum. Currently, it's difficult to find anywhere to submit suggestions, you have to look hard for a place to offer them. I'm not sure a couple of threads is enough for a forum of this size.
- Create subforums for basic questions, ones like 'General Processor Discussion' shouldn't be filled with questions of how to build a PC on a certain budget. Currently there's way too much noise, it's like trying to cram 5000 people in a venue with a max capacity of 500.
- Allow mods to move threads without a 'moved' icon showing up. Due to the aforementioned noise, a lot of people get their threads moved, but this doesn't solve the noise, it just puts it in 2 separate places. Obviously, for some threads, you will want to inform people they've moved, but for others this isn't so important.
- Force people to read something like this: https://www.overclock.net/t/822619/an-emphasis-on-quality-of-content
prior to posting.
- Add a checkbox before starting a thread saying 'this subforum is for talk about X. If you want to talk about Y, go to subforum Z. If your post is about X, and adds value, please tick the box'. This would lock the reply field until checked. I know of one large forum (Digitalpoint) that has implemented this successfully.