I read somewhere, that Veks is basically customizing this place for us and our needs as he goes (correct?) and for that, I am thankful. So, thanks Veks. :)
With that though, I have a question and a suggestion:
The first being more of a question than anything. Roleplaying elsewhere we had a reputation function (similar to Karma that SMF allows for) that allowed certain posts to be commented on specifically and privately (showing up in your User CP/Profile area). I'm not sure if the Karma function is private (other than E it's been years since I've dabbled around on an SMF forum. If not I can imagine why it's not turned on. But if it can be made private (so only the person getting commented on sees it) is there a reason why we don't have it on E?
I ask because, it was extremely fun for me to see the private comments my partners would leave on specific posts (especially those that I had put a lot of effort in). And well, I miss it. :(
Second ... is a suggestion for the future of E's layout. On Vbulletin, there is a "thread search" tool at the beginning of every thread (similar to the forum search option at the top of E). Many of my games/stories are epic in terms of length and content (as are many others I've seen) and usually involve many characters and situations (I'm a character whore, I like lots of them). As the thread grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to look back on certain things that have happened or been said. With that tool, it was so easy to just type in a key word (like a characters name or a place, etc) and have all the posts mention that just pop up for me. I think it would be lovely to have something like that here, on E. If not incredibly helpful.
That being said, you ladies and gents (staff) keep up the good work. :)