1. Possibly having an extra link in the top bar for Newsgab staff and their roles, so as to inform members what mods do what, for what sections, and provide education for where to send PM's in regards to issues of certain sections instead of clogging up the Forum with unwanted post counts.
2a. Creating archive topics and giving mods access to archive threads that are one month old or more. Tech News has 444 threads for example and the first one is dated 16th June 2006 12:28 AM.
2b. Why not keep the forum up to date like the Official webpage is and clean up the out dated posts and archive them? If in an archive topic, they are still accessible but new members can easily refer to threads that are current as opposed to those that are years old?