I am real close to setting up btsxtalk.org using simple machines forum. This means it'll be a lot like this place or bitcointalk
Cons) Splits off users into 2 sites intead of bitsharestalk - This can be bad for traffic in general. It becomes a pain to now view 2 forums.
Pros) We get a forum with lots of subforums. This can help promote discussion. This also lets Bitsharestalk.org go back to other core interests. All forums are back to top level. I'll enforce exist usernames from this forum, but otherwise very pro-speech and sock puppets are allowed. No more need to hide forums on a second page because of space issues. It can promote discussion because now people can go there straight for btsx. There will be a lot of different things to discuss once the next stage goes live. We already have voting, delegate running, etc etc.
I'll make plenty of mods to clean up spam, but no one will be able to see IPs except me the owner. (Assuming SMF allows that.) It would be run like bitcointalk.org and here. No personal information given out that isn't already made available. I will delete over the top maliciousness. I will only edit posts to remove personal or tasteless content.
The reason I am posting this here is that I really don't care to do it if I don't feel I have a large amount of community support. Maybe people think it isn't worth it to potentially fragment the forums. There is nothing wrong with this place btw. It is just becoming cluttered.