Right now, there are 3 features that traditional forums don't have (as far as I know):
- Users can vote topics and replies.
- Users can "Follow" topics (they will be saved in the user's profile page).
- Topics with a certain amount of votes and replies become more prominent (darker color).
I was thinking something like this:
(not sure where to place them though).
They are not many, and they are nothing out of the ordinary, but I was wondering if I should let the user discover them by themselves (they are quite visible) or should I list them somewhere?
(This is the first time I launch a discussion forum).