Can I make a suggestion…
Have a section for build threads and a second section for discussion threads. Link from the build thread to the discussion thread and vice versa in the first post.
In the forum I have, we run this system and it works fucking well. It means that the build thread is just the dirty sordid details.
I’ve seen on some forums where build threads are a hundred pages long but the actual build can fill 2 pages but all the meat is lost among the pages of discussion.
We’re set up currently with three forums… the Church of Speed Symposium is the general forum. This one for build threads, I’m not happy with the name so I’ll be changing that…. and the Hellbound one for NSFW and “adult” type content. Members can start their own threads within each forum. I’m working on dialing out some of the clunky-ness of the site and will be streamlining the forum as well.