The hacking/spam posting is out of control. But even so, its functionality is outdated. See TGP for one example of a guitar forum using powerful/effective forum software. The change will take $$. If the Administrators want to determine it and take up a collection via a GoFundMe or similar campaign, I'll pledge the first $50. I'll also be happy to hook you up with TGP's technical administrator if you'd like to speak with him about what TGP uses.
“[P]ersonally I disagree with the general philosophy of ‘genre equals gear’ at anything beyond a cosmetic level. I think the right idea is to find the right amp for you, and then play whatever kind of music you like. The “Jerry Thing” was just Jerry. It wouldn’t have mattered what he used and he used a lot of stuff.” Steve Kimock (The Gear Page 04/08/18)