If the OP gets his post deleted, the question title was not written by the first person to answer.
It would be nice to give us something customizatable, some c++ rss feed we could use.
dream in code have the data swamp, I presume they can just create their own code to read everything that comes and goes, is that it? no? what the hell is the data swamp?
Actually, I guess I have a few things from other sites that I like. When creating a thread @MSDN, the subject is used as a search query to find relevant posts automatically. Surely this would cut down on some of the "console closing down" threads.
I like the post rating @stack overflow.
Both sites have "post is solution", rather than "thread solved", and I like that.
I have mixed feeling on a best answer rating (answer with more + votes gets it). I like it in that it would help people searching the forums for a solution find it quicker instead of reading 2 pages of replies to get there.
Then again I think it would encourage people to just automatically give someone the code to their problem instead of helping them work through it.
Please, no signatures or other distractions. Content always trumps these things.
I'm not sure what to suggest but I have noticed a significant change in user base since October, 2007. There used to be more 'qualified' users frequenting the forums, as far as I can tell. So, what changed? Is this strictly a function of time?
I am against signatures and a post rating system, this site is unique for a reason. Signatures are basically just adverts for the writer (which could easily be accomplished in a similar way Framework does wazzak). Also, a rating system could create a sense of unwanted competition.
I know what I want: I want a better PM system. These "Re: Re: Re: Re:......" gets annoying. Maybe a simple thread like structure (should be easy to implement, just a private thread between two users).