I'm rather amused at how little people use these things. They are simple and answer a few questions rather easily.
I remember saying I didn't want to add a bunch of gadgets before but I have added a few 'helpers'. I try not to add anything I see no need for because the more that gets added, the slower the forum will load. For those with slow computers/slow internet, that would certainly be a bad thing. Now onto the topic....
Forum Information & Statistics
--This little section allows you to see who is online and was online over the last 24 hrs.
--It shows you a clickable that would bring up birthdays today. The part about this is I'd rather see who's birthday it is today rather having to click that everyday so in all honestly, if I know its your birthday, I'll make note of it. If I don't, I'm sorry. Feel free to make your very own birthday threads. I really don't mind.
--Total members and newest member can be seen here.
--Total threads, posts, categories, boards and sub-boards can be found here.
--Last updated thread is here.
--Recent threads and posts can be found here just by clicking.
--RSS feed which I think is pointless is also there.
--mark all boards read is there with a click Member List
This little thing can do a few things as well.. It can show top posters if you click posts,
abc order by clicking name or username,
it can organize groups for you by clicking group/rank,
it can show you the order of registered user dates by clicking Date Registered,
and it can show you who is online and when they were online, in order if you click last online. This should cover it all.