I know it's been brought up a few times in the launch mega-topic, but this deserves its own topic.
Instead of every topic spawned from a BB post having the generic red-iconed "Boing Boing" user as the author...
... how about if the topic author was the same as the actual author of the post, e.g. the forum accounts for:
- Cory Doctorow
- Xeni Jardin
- Some other people whose names escape me
That might make the "participants" column a little more exciting (and accurate), and encourage authors to interact with the topics on their BB posts too.