I’m not sure if this has already been talked about before, but concerning profiles, I find them a bit bland. It only really shows a users post activity and then a small tidbit of info. And the only way for users to interact directly with each other would be through PMs, do you think profile comments are something that could be implemented? Or would it be a plugin based thing?
Most discussion should take place on the topics in the forum itself, not on profile pages.
Could be a plugin, but I think it’s sort of counter-productive to encourage that, personally.
This may be a slightly different idea, but in vBulletin there is a feature known as “User Notes” that can only be seen/entered by members with certain privileges (think moderators/admins). We use these notes to indicate whether a person is worth watching, requires an infraction on the next violation of the rules, etc.
It would be nice to have something similar in Discourse.
User Notes on Profile Page
Someone has, indeed, made a plugin for this.