I know, I'm not funny and/or clever in any way shape or form. Also, this image is a bit dated - it appears we do have a search function now, though I believe Bomb, Daniel, and a few others still have a frozen account. And I still think having flags next to our usernames was a nice touch.
Anyways, I'm not sure if this was changed with the latest update but it seems that a thread will only have multiple pages if the total post count exceeds 50. I'd like it to go back to the BO/WaW system where a new page is added every ten posts from the start of the thread. It saves us scrolling time.
Also, back in the olden days there was a link next to each thread that took you to the last comment that was posted. On this forum you have to open up to the first page and then click on the last one to get to the latest post. Again, this would just be another convenient time saver.
Finally, I don't like the bright white, but that is a personal opinion.
I would really love to see the Black ops Forums lay out return, especially the emoticons. Also, it would be nice if their were less sections. The reason why is because I rarely check the spec ops section of MW3, and I would really just prefer it to be on the Wii Forums section. (which is why I never report Clan and spec ops threads.) What I am basically saying is I would prefer it if they could post anything pertaining to COD in their consoles forum, instead of making more.
The sub-forum icons could be something like this. As you can tell, my Photoshop skills are not very good, but you get the idea:
Of course the contrast may need to be changed for easier viewing.