SMF offers a link directory mod that incorporates into the forum script and allows permissions for the adding of links and provides a central place for all links within the forum database. It uses the "default core" theme and is easily managed. The mod also adds a "LINK" tab from the main navigation menu from the forum index page.
Just thought this might help keep things simple.
Good thought. But, we're migrating to vBulletin shortly so we won't be spending a whole lot of time on tweaks to our current forum.
Is it tasty . . . precious?