Re: To bbPress or to WordPress
One plugin that I’ve been meaning to create for quite some time is a “promote to front page” tool where admin can mark a topic for special promotion, with their own custom summary that superceeds the title and first post and replaces (or suppliments) the Latest Discussions on the front page with the list. The list could then be re-ordered even further, independent of topic time.
I think such a plugin would change how bbPress is used in a positive way. Just can’t decide how to best interface it with how topics work and how to give the admin full access to existing formatting tools and other plugins within the summaries. It would probably be mostly like Wiki Post.