I think most of what you propose will be to the benefit of members. I wish there was a way to move it along.
I like fees, frankly, and threading will make it easier not harder to follow conversation. I believe if the changes work and membership builds, you'll be looking at more changes to moderation.
I appreciate your being here and posting. That in itself has to be helping a2k numbers as people I haven't seen in a long time are coming back.
One very important thing: What the heck WAS
the April 1 joke last year, anyway?