I have attached a screen cap of my forum welcome page. I have added quite a few mods, and therefore have a lot of features, some not shown on the screen cap.
the forum is localhost only though. only I can access it. but it is still fun to play with. who know, maybe deep in the future I will be able to fire up a nice Linux server, when I can afford it (the server, not Linux).
At any case, I have learned a lot about how to admin a forum, and SMF is quite powerful, from my view.