Rumours, speculation, wish lists and posts from the DC team welcome
Personally I think a community orientated publishing platform is crying out for the DC Team touch! It’s also a natural progression and complement to DC, whether as an evolution or a separate product.
Think of articles, news pieces, reviews, blogs even - as the main article (first post) and comments (subsequent posts). Add in custom fields for categories/threads, then you have a cms-like system that can be used for things like reviews, albums, info pages etc.
As an example this site uses vBulletin to power every section - all news/articles etc are just normal threads!
I can see lots of publishing houses/commercial blogs moving to DC for such a system… and I bet they’d be willing to pay for premium hosting
Just an idea
On a separate note, I continue to be impressed by DC and the Team - well done all of you for making one of the best forum platforms around. It’s been my favourite platform for a while now, and (as someone who has used a lot of forum platforms over the last ten years) I would rate it as the current leader, the industry standard