I'm coming from phpBB, myBB forums softwares and I'm kinda surprised by some missing features in NodeBB. So I thought I'll make a list of these features I would love to see incorporated to nodeBB.
I would love to see them, forums get messy when there's no ability to group categories by theme.
And even further
Actually I'm using this three levels on my forums and I don't think I would be able to use only categories to fake it. I've seen that I can change categories classes but finally it's hacking for a feature that should be there in my opinion.
I know that my members love to see a little thing written under their names to complement their profile or just add some personalty. Something like 'The God Father'.
And further I think that custom fields would be a nice implementation and maybe something that could be better than on phpBB. I'm thinking of the profiles custom fields like group of images ect...
Something that could be awesome is to have a ACF (Wordpress plugin) like in order to allow us to add as many custom fields in profiles like 'Teams' is 'Text Input', 'Team Logo' is 'Image chosen in a list' ect. With some permissions to allow only Administrators to edit them.
Talking of permissions I haven't found yet if there's a moderator kinda thing I don't want my moderators to have the same rights as administrators for example (admin panel access).
These could be some nice features to see implemented in the next versions of NodeBB.
I don't think copying what is existing is the right solution though but some features are necessary for communities in my opinion even more when the users were used to.
I have some ideas of features but I definitely see them as plugins and I guess I'll give it a try.