2. Some new user groups, including some members who will have special spam flagging privileges, some who will be able to moderate their own threads in specific subforums - so that there can be some really focused threads without our having to sacrifice the overal freewheeling feel of the forum as a whole, something we think is one of the great strengths of this community.
3. Infrastructure to provide support for members who want to meet IRL (yeah, it does happen) including helping organizers get venues for events, arrange for sponsors to provide food and drinks, etc...
2. Possibly related, but not really 'new system' specific. Will there be a minimum post count (say, 25?) to start a new thread as a tool to cut down on new thread spam clutter? Of course, established members would have to frequent the 'noob' or 'small questions' threads much more. The spaminators do a fine job now, no complaints.
3. Sounds interesting. Curious to see how this works out for the Houston SFers