Here is how I clean up my BHW experience to cut down on clutter, distractions, and spam, and focus on the content of the threads and posts. This seemed like the most appropriate section to post this in: Scroll all the way to the bottom of this page. See the dropdown on the left side of the bottom sidebar? It likely says "Black and Gold Vb4". Change it to Black Light Vb4. Using whatever ad blocker you have installed, block the website logo in the top left corner. Go here and do the following: Default Thread Subscription Mode through my Control Panel Only, Don't show New Private Message Notification Pop-up, Don't receive Email Notification of new Private Messages, Visitor Messaging off Untick Show Signatures and Show Avatars. This is a personal preference, but I much prefer clean layouts to flashing banners and 90% shitty BHW default avatars. No thanks. Set the Number of Posts to Show Per Page: Show 40 posts per page, and Hide User Customizations On that same page, there is a section called Forums To Exclude From View. Exclude the following by hitting Control and clicking: The Marketplace, Social Networking Sites, YouTube, Downloads, and Introductions. Obviously this is also personal preference, but since I'm not a seller, and my niches don't have to do with spamming Instagram, I keep them turned off. This, to me, enhances the user experience tenfold, and cuts down on an incredible amount of spammy posts and stupid questions. YMMV.