I've created this thread as a place where we can discuss the creation of additional features for this site, both to revitalize it and to transform it into a community hub rather than just a forum + wiki.
From the other thread, my vision is to do the following, roughly in this order:
-- One of the trusted regulars really needs admin+ftp access to the whole site to make it easier to make content changes.
-- Just reactivate the wiki as it is, in whatever state it is in.
-- Creation of a temporary front page, describing what this site is with links to the forum + wiki
-- Install/create tools for blogs and creating the members' mini sites. (eg, WordPress)
-- Create a site-wide login. Maybe patch it from the forum registration/login? use the same cookies? Link with wordpress login/permissions. etc.
-- Tie in the login with privileges to update mini-sites. (gpwiki.org/username) More versatile would be to simply create FTP permissions rather than relying solely on awkward php tools.
-- Creation of chat facility recognising the same username.
-- Creation of news section, again using something like wordpress.
-- Make a proper front page to integrate the new features.
-- Apply consistent styles site-wide, (css sheets, etc) to help create the feel/image we want to create for our community.
-- Add sections for free dev tools and games.
This is the kind of front page I had in mind: