Pinned topics/posts are useful to help new users and we use them in all the categories. Some users end up directly in "unread" or "recent" and it would be helpful if we could pin topics to those as well.
Achievements/awards similar to Discourse
Hello, I like discourse's achievement system which automatically awards users with points and badges upon completing certain actions. Even just browsing the forum the system awards them.
NodeBB has a plugin similar to this as seen here: https://community.nodebb.org/topic/4397/nodebb-plugin-ns-awards-ns-awards-give-medals
The problem is the plugin is outdated and no longer works on the latest nodeBB.
I think a feature like this is extremely important for user experience and engagement. When people are awarded for something they tend to repeat the behavior so this will help with user retention.