Thought it might be nice to have a positively titled thread for suggested improvements to the software -- positively titled because, all things considered, you've done a great job so far. To get the ball rolling, here are some things I'd like to see. Others should feel free to chime in with their suggestions.
- A way of contacting other members, either via e-mail or a personal message system
- A "today's active topics" type display, similar to the one on the home page but covering the last 24 hours or maybe the time since your last visit
- A topic tracker, a way to receive notification when a topic you've subscribed to has been updated. Notification could be online (e.g. a pop-up window or a box on the My CHOW page) or by e-mail.
- Some sort of visual identification of the new posts in a topic. This would be especially useful in long topics where finding a new post requires scanning a bunch of date/time stamps. How about colour coding the new-since-last-visit posts by displaying them with a uniquely coloured background or font?
- A post preview function like the old board's, so we can see what a post looks like before publishing it.