The [strike][/strike] tags are built into vB. They must have been disabled or something happened along the way.I think the biggest issue for this site is the main page and I think it should play to the forum's greatest strength: photography.
I think archBoston.com could easily be the premiere Boston-based urban photo site. Just setting up something simple like a tumblr on the front page would bring tons of visitors to the site. You could leave submission open and whoever uploads whatever and just selectively edit from there. Another option would be to select photos from the Photo of the Day thread.
Just some thoughts.
Edit: As far as the forum goes, it's fine the way it is. All I want are a strike out tag and a spoiler tag.
This is a very easy setting to fix, but will result in even longer page loading times. I personally think they should be even smaller. The web development standard for forums is 640 x 480. If you like what you see, you can click on the bar and view the fullsize photo.This is more of a detail thing, but I'd like to see the automatic image resize function modified so that we can at least view 1024 x 768 images (standard Flickr size) without having to click on a bunch of yellow bars, which IMO are unsightly and disrupt the flow of a good photo post. As it is, having images resized down to 850ish pixels seems rather 2005....