The Alterna REC Room goes public tomorrow and I'd like to thank you all once again for your help with this. Every suggestion and piece of feedback has been really appreciated and I've tweaked as much as I can for now and I've also passed on many suggestions to our site provider to see if they'll consider some of these improvements when talking to their development team.
The forum is still a relatively new feature for them and from my conversation with them, it seems like we're building up one of the most extensive forums that they currently have. So you guys weren't just beta testers for me -- looks like you were kinda like beta testers for them too!
Thanks again for all of your help and look for the forum link to be public at midnight EST tonight!