Hahaha rstidman, you always know how to ruin a good thing :)
Anyway, couple responses in the order they were brought up.
As far as "guerrilla marketing" I have been doing some on and off with printed FAIRFAX UNDERGROUND .COM signs posted at major intersections. Right now there's two at the intersection of 123/50 in Fairfax City by the Denny's and everything. These are nice because they're easy to put where tons of people will see them, but who knows how many people will actually remember the website once they get home, or to work, or whatever. Someone passing out flyers or something would be very beneficial, but a lot of work. I was thinking about putting a bumper sticker on my car, but that leads to the same problem as the signs on the side of the road, and it's ugly.
As far as individual boards for specific topics, they're coming, but not until this site gets bigger. Right now everything and anything can go in general so it's easily viewed by everybody.
Emoticons. I hate emoticons. Almost as much as I hate avatars. I like this software because it's very discussion-oriented instead of focusing on crazy things like emoticons and avatars. You want emoticons? :) :( ;) ;( :)~ :/ :P
No, but in all honesty this forum does has some ugly-ass built-in emoticons. You can view them here: http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/smileys
None of them are enabled yet except
as a test (I have to define the text that gets replaced with the emoticon) but if you guys really want them I'll turn some on. Also, if anyone has a better set of emoticons let me have em'