Welcome to the forums!!
, as posted at the top of the General Discussion board.
Support's at the bottom so the first thing new users see when landing at /forums/ is discussion of the games, not people talking about everything that's broken
People seem to find it fine down there (also it's linked from the Support page in the footer of every page on the site).
Avatars are small and signatures are text only because we'd rather people expressed themselves with the contents of their post instead of a zillion badges and buttons affixed to everything they do. It means that if you don't have much to say but really really want to look like you do, you can't stand out artificially because of your sig and avatar plumage.
There isn't a reason for having the forums for the older franchises split out other than they were once the current franchises and therefore had their own forums
I don't know if burying them is the right idea, though, because with those names out on the main forum page, visitors can know at a glance the different series we've made. I wouldn't be surprised if someone discovered that we made some Bone games, or CSI games, from the forum list.
Anyway thanks for your thoughts! Hope you enjoy it around here.
... wait you're "relatively new" but already have almost 300 posts? You're confusing me.