I'm going to make myself hated now and request a Neowin desktop client
With auto-downloading of all topics I participate in.
To be frank, I think we could reduce heaps of server traffic, because the header changes how often? Like... close to never.
When graphics change, that would be pushed to the software telling it to re-download said graphic.
I also think it would solve the problem of lolcat pics going down on foreign servers and hence, thread revolving around it breaking after some time.
Replace lolcat pic with any pic here for general acceptance of my proposal.
Obviously lolcats are the most important part. /s
I know Neowin is working on its own forums software, I truly think that making that software fully API'able could serve a lot of benefits.
Think iOS/Android/WP apps, or also Windows 8/OS X/GNU desktop applications.
We could deprecate the old "download thread" option and be able to truly save threads based on caching and exporting those caches.
Posts could also finally get version numbers (*wink wink* I know somebody who loves this idea) and hence tell the software to re-download an edited post.
I think we could truly supercharge Neowin speed-wise.