1. CHAT ROOMS
To be simple about it, adding chat rooms for members to chat in would be awesome.
If you can't add chat rooms, can we add messaging?
To justify having new members, we as admins must be able to contact them. This becomes very difficult currently and we hope you'll etleast allow the option for moderators/admins to send messages to members. A inbox would need to be added for this to be functional.
What would a website in todays world look like without animations?
Can simply animations be added for each time a post is added or whenever you load a category?
Simple things like these make the forum experience even more attractive!
My current website InkScrap.com
showcases the love and appreciation my artists have for the photo sharing capabilities of the site. We would however wish to see future updates allowing artists to interact directly when they have a question.
Hope this makes sense :)
3. SELLING PRODUCTS
If anything, allow moderators to post things for sale and allow members to buy the products from within the forum.
This would be groundbreaking as it adds marketing to the idea of direct interaction with other members. This will improve the fundamental factors involved in having a successful business.
I myself in hoping to sell digital copies of artworks through the forum. If a buy option could be added, I'd be satisfied beyond understanding :)