Many people do a lot of work preparing their posts to permies. I do this and enjoy the time spent. Part II of this is
how best to find mine and others best work plus feedback for ongoing development of special information on selected topics,
like a crude WikiPedia. Possibilities: a post rating system, post tagging for quality and category, copying edited sections of selected posts to
sub sub forum (a forum within the forum where info is being extracted and refined) set up for that purpose. In an email I suggested these
random thoughts about this concept.
"need to organize the forumsite to display high value/high ranking INFORMATION contained in discussion threads in an easy to find way. I have a few ideas about how to do this and some of it involves user ranking of information in posts in threads. Like high priority info that people will return to often to reread, look for feedback and add something of importance themselves"
"if people will take the time and trouble to put together great info, text, pix, videos, etc. they want to be able to find it later EASILY. Maybe some kind of table of contents or index or tagging like you find with blogs"
Coding an option for a user to send a message he posts to a forum to himself in email and/or to some other destination in email. This would be a very good thing.
Those who spend a lot of time on posts would benefit from this feature. They would have their own email copy to archive and add to their own libraries.