My vBulletin site was flooded with spam bots. After installing an add-in requiring registrations to take at least 15 seconds between loading of registration page and actual submission eliminated all (or nearly all) spam bots. A system like that does work very good.
Instead of talking to yourself and creating fake content, what about new forums that need some new content helping out each other to get things going? More here: http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/397452-help-out-a-new-community/
It is easy to create a home page with IP.Content and pull information from articles, forums, blogs and gallery images. That was one of the main selling points for me to go with Invision instead of vB for a new site.
Check it out here: http://motorgearheads.com/
Articles only: http://motorgearheads.com/articles
I recently installed the Garage on a new site. There were about 8 vehicles added but some mysteriously disappeared and now only 4 are left. Did this happen to any other site and where did these missing vehicles go?
There is also an issue with the header on an iPad. If you have the sticky header turned off, it will still stick on every page. You have to scroll the page first, stop the scrolling and then the header goes away.
Perhaps even better would be to have the images available in My Media. It currently shows each vehicle as one entry which you can add in a post but it would be perfect if you would be able to see all your garage images and be able to insert images in a post. Similar to Gallery Albums and Gallery Images.
1) a block to show the latest and/or random garage vehicles on ip.content pages would be very nice. Pretty much the same as the hook for the forum index.
2) When you open an image in the lightbox, right-clicking doesn't;t show an option for copying the image URL for easy sharing in other places. You can click Save, image will open in a new tab/window and there you can copy the image URL. It would be nice to eliminate this extra step. Even better, in the Gallery is a menu option to show share links for BBCode, HTML and other image links. That would be even better to have that for Garage images.