I know this isn't a e-mail site, but I think the messaging system could use a few...."tweaks". Such as:
I don't know how often members would want to do this, but the ability to message more than one person at a time would be a interesting addition. Of course this would require a new system using something like a username instead of a e-mail address and would work more like a e-mail service rather than clicking on a person's profile to message them. I think a similar or identical capability for covens would especially be nice. Instead of manually inputting names though it would be more efficient if the covens had a separate system that allowed them to message every coven member at once. I have seen situations in the past where coven leaders would message members about some important information they thought they might overlook in the forum or simply not check the forum and one member or more be overlooked in the messaging of the entire coven members. I know this isn't necessary or something desperately needed, but a group messaging system for covens would be a good tool, and could even allow some covens to perform some type of newsletter if they were a very active coven.
I also believe it would be nice if we could pull up a list of older posts in our history section such as any post or comment ever made, though I'm sure the page would be huge. Maybe it could be categorized by year to shorten it and maybe have it spread-out on multiple pages.
I also support the idea of a preview and editing capability for posts as I often make spelling mistakes I overlook till after I post something, which is likely to happen in this post.
Overall the site is great the way it is, but anything can be improved.
I agree that a preview and edit feature on forum posts would indeed be very beneficial. The idea of having a separate chat box for private messages, as mentioned by Personified, would also be useful to have.
I think getting some sort of notification when someone adds you as a friend would be a good asset to possess. Otherwise, we have no clue if somebody adds us unless they have told us via mail or chatter.
In addition, a great feature to have that was suggested earlier is that if someone is gagged, they get a reason why and by who sent to their mail inbox. I also agree with the idea of being kicked for a period of time if it is a minor break of the chat rules, such as accidental caps; or words which involve minor stretching like 'ohhh.' Obviously if the breech of rules was an intentional act of defiance and/or excessive a gag would be appropriate.
Ribbit- in reference to the forum post feature where you can see if there are any new replies on a post, add the post to your favorites, go on your profile settings and enable the one which asks you if you want your favorites to come up in the sidebar. It shows you if there are any new posts.