My two cents: am interested to know how this goes. If it ends up being something pretty legit you might just find backing from somewhere...
Thanks for having an open mind. The initial idea to tailor the NodeBB interface towards project management and the follow up concept to embed an outline with collapsible bullets are technically competing tools to accomplish the same goal. The goal being flexible manipulation of written ideas for the development of efficient processes.
The process of developing processes needs to be as smooth as possible. I can go into a state where ideas are flowing rapidly, the next one feeding off the last. If I were to stop and focus on just one of them, to gauge its ideal home in the core model, it would disrupt the flow. Walking away can help at times but I cannot deny the many times the best idea hit me at the very end of a 4hr session. Collapsible subtasks make it possible to go on these creative runs and then initiate the organization phase where we summarize through abstract thinking and put things in there proper places. Being able to do all of this in a transparent way, using forum software, kills two birds with one stone. Your team can challenge with alternative solutions, until we've exhausted optimization options.
Attempting to best the current effectiveness of pm solutions may seem pointless. It may or may not be but we must not fear failure. Confirming something is not worth pursuing is typically the best bet. Assuming it, on the other hand, is a fear based approach. Ironically, being too conservative with time can be the riskier position
The creative process is a mission oriented problem solving competition that scales all obstacles.