Topic: e-mail gateway
While I can understand how people might like to type into web pages to post to forums and then keep coming back many times a day to see if they got any responses, some of us have days that are just too busy for such "polling" for information.
I want to propose an e-mail<->forum gateway. That is, when a new message is posted to a forum, I get an e-mail with the topic as a Subject: and the posting contents in the body. I should be able to reply to such an e-mail in my e-mail composer and have my reply posted back to the forum.
This way, I get to participate in the forums in a more interrupt driven manner and I get to use that same interrupting tool to not only read but respond to forum posts. Effectively the forums would look like a mailing list to me in my mail program.