i think if we add these features to the forum its going to be great:-
1- adding [Fixed] button to the topics talking about issues , so it helps the users from recognizing the fixed issues from non or not yet one.
2- adding the ability to download whole ur topics , if anything happened to the forum then at least nothing going to be lost if we can download our topics/comments.
3- i think if we separate the issues related subjects between stable , testers , developers so that it will ease to users where to go if they have an issue to search for , or to add.
i think these r necessary (specially 1&2).