I just hired a programmer to rewrite the message boards. I had it on my “to do” list, but kept not having time. The rewrite is his only priority, so unless he flakes out, the rewrite should happen quickly (within a few weeks).
I’ll make sure he does this as part of the rewrite.
I can’t talk about the new features yet, because we’re still analysing other boards to see what we like and don’t like.