Updating this thread to show I'm still doing stuff.
Tried figuring out a way to avoid automatic lock/splits in threads that exceed a certain amount of pages. Unfortunately it's bound by some of Forumotions limits, there's no way to increase it. I think the number is 990, though here I've seen pages go to the thousands in posts before the split.
So drawing that off, I've come to be more focused on changing the ranks/making new ranks (Not the names of the groups/ranks, just the images showcasing them). If I find a template to work with I may give it to some willing team members that're more reliable with graphics than I am.
I'm still pondering the award template too, it'll most likely end up being a small profile icon in the future.
I gotta figure out a way to make the profile fields (Posts, points, rep, join date, age, location,) etc. be more organized as well, perhaps with a line separation, we'll see how that works out.