one thing i loved about the old forum, and it wasnt really the colors, or the lightning fast snail loading time, but the PM messaging, and i know is a bit of a big management work behind it, cause u need to keep track of who does what and whatever, but what if ... you don't have to do all that?
and you just use a service like disqus but with a PM service, that can be used only for PM service only as we don't need a comment supported by disqus we already have it right? but the pm part is a bit of hackle and i get it...
here is my pitch
Edited: i know might sound offensive, its just the name of the app... the [ at ]and the link made me read it in a bad way i hope it doesn't do that for anyone who reads this....
MUUT < just the send a private message part in the tutorial near the profile that's it. the rest of forum/blogs can be the same. but that pm thing is a must... im tired of putting my email with or without square brackets on the forum, and getting bombarded by spam assassins, and people from russia trying to hack my emails... like "that's where he keeps he's nudes!"
please consider it, i think a lot of users would appreciate it, atleast temporarily until there is time for forum development or expansion.