Oh… and I minor point. When a discussion goes on to more than one page, if the original post has to stay at the top of the page, can we have it shaded a different colour or something? On a couple of occassions I have clicked for the next page and thought it had not worked.
Jon – to be honest, I don’t really understand why you mean by “social network”. We don’t need a teachers Facebook, we do that on Facebook already to be honest, or Linked In, or Twitter… whatever. It is nice to be able to see some information about a person who is posting, but I don’t think that needs to be much beyond a profile the like of which most forums have.