I had a suggestion that was a lot of fun on another forum I was on. We had a chat box on the main page and you could talk live with folks if they were on.
Now I am not sure how hard this would be to add or if you guys are even interested in it, but it was a great addition to the last forum I was addicted to. It was also a great way to get immediate help if you needed it!!
Great forum and loving it every day!