Left side bar is not just irritating, its frustrating.
Honestly. When the page is loading, the diffrent forums appear.
Then after 0.1 seconds they all gets hastely pushed aside by that side bar that
automaticly starts playing a clip?!
I'v studied some computer science and webdesign, that sidebar
is a criminal in the laws of smooth webdesign :P
I would like to suggest that the side bar would be placed at the right
so it doesnt affect the rest of the site due to its slow loading.
Also, do not automaticly start playing a clip each time you update
the page. It's annoying enough to have it there already, dont auto play.
The video is distracting you inevidably (if one could say that).
Also, maybe a change of the top menu is nessecary, it looks prittie bad
to have the old one there like a badly cut-out picture.