I find that when I check the forum, it's difficult to remember which topics I've read or see if they've been updated. Is there a way to mark this, like on other forums?
(For instance, here's the Sara Watkins message board: http://www.sarawatkins.com/message-board.html
If you'll notice they have a little star indicating which parts have posts you've read and which parts don't.)
Now, I'm not sure if you can do this because of Ning, but that's just a little suggestion that I think might make the Kommunity easier to navigate.