This is a very interesting thread and I would love to see @xiehan's idea come into fruition. Going forward I believe more and more sites will add a forum feature to their already existing site rather than running it separately so a seamless integration becomes the more vital. @Xiehan I would also love to know what you guys have done to overcome some of these limitations?
Node autocomplete with Redis
Is https://github.com/bcokca/node-autocomplete-redis something that can be useful to NodeBB?
No documentation, and the provided example in the repo doesn't seem to give me much idea on how to use it