First of all, congrats for this fantastic piece of software, it looks awesome. I'm thinking about migrating my "community" infrastructure to "something" more... modern... fancy... ¿?, hard to explain, in summary a generational jump.
So, what I need but I'm not sure if nodebb will be able to provide. I've been using SMF for years and one of the useful things it has is the ssi.php, a simple mechanism which, on "require" (include) provides you with a variable with all the data of the current logged in user. even if forum is something like /forum/ and you develop your application (for example) in /polls/.
The community is centered on that behavior, when you create a poll if stores your forum id, because of the ssi.php. So I left the user management to the forum and develop extra applications around it.
Would it be possible to easily emulate this behavior in nodebb?