I don't think the site is in need of a redesign in as much as everyone needs to perhaps be a little more forward looking.
1. Forums seem to be a thing of the past. There has to be a simpler, decentralized, and free way to share information.
We archive the old information but lock it down. Then we move on.
Initial idea was FMS on Freenet, although I don't think this would serve any archival purpose, and Freenet runs like a dog.
That would be closest thing to a Bittorrented forum where anyone willing could help "host" content.
2. OK, even if we don't need a redesign, perhaps exerting some control over Google Ad content might be in order. I keep getting this ad for horny MILF porn stars who are apparently looking for *me*. While I am flattered, perhaps these ads are not in accordance with site guidelines.
3. If there's no money to be made in paintball, then I guess AGD as a company should be pretty cheap to purchase, right?
Forget a kickstarter for the forum -- what about a kickstarter to buy the Automag IP and open source it?
"Accuracy by aiming."
Definitely not on the A-Team.