An option that should be on the forum is a boost post/comment feature. Not only the writer of the post, but the readers can boost a comment or post so it can be seem more. For example let's say someone had a form about recipes and a reader commented on the post about maybe changing the recipe the person wrote about, people could boost the comment so people would see it more. Oh and for posts, the writer can't boost their own post, just the comments that were made. Other members can boost other members posts. Just an option that you should look at. :)
A lot of users when they create a post, don't click on "Ask a question" even though their post is a question and therefore, I think it would be nice if there was a way admins/moderators could convert a user's post to being a question. Hope this makes sense!