First off, congrats Rickard! Finally, someone to take reign and evolve TSS. I think Floyd has been slacking lately; perhaps too much hobnobbin' with Java industy elites and not enough down-and-dirty coding! (Just kidding Floyd; please don't deactivate my account)
Here are some of my suggestions for improving TSS.
1) Single Sign On - KEY feature to a professional site! This idea also came to my mind because of the recent article on JDJ, "Security for J2EE Application" http://www.sys-con.com/java/archivesa.cfm?volume=06&issue=12..
. they've got basically plug-and-play codes there!
2) Email notification of reply to our threads, a la www.clublexus.com. Floyd and I have discussed this, and clublexus is a good example of a forum that informs people of active threads. (BTW, get your 19" rims yet?)
3) Polls on the homepage... I like polls, and they can reveal cool info about TSS user-base opinions, and can further promote other articles and pattern, such as "Vote for your favorite pattern on TSS", etc..
4) Componentized homepage - either go with BEA's personalized server, or I can give you my old company (Kiko) taglib framework :-). But personalization promotes stickiness
5) Matrix for comparing vendor app servers - I recall seeing a chart/matrix a while back, but this can be a nice reference for first-time buys and evaluators
6) Assign editors/moderators to forums (once again, a la clublexus.com) People may be interested in volunteering to moderate forums. This way we can control quality and minimize garbage.
7) Simple statistics for posters, (once again, a la clublexus.com!) For example, posts will have a small signature of the poster, # of posts he/she has made, and a playful "ranking title". e.g. clublexus.com, 0-20 posts = "Driver School", 20-100 posts = "Teenage driver", 500+ "Roadaholic", 1000+ "Daytona Champ". This is a simple but effective way to acknowledge frequent contributers to TSS.
Well, that's it for now; when I think up of more I'll post 'em!