How could Notices play a role in adapting a generic forum experience into a customized user experience ?
How might a forum look if it catered to newcomers ? How might it morph to be optimized for Power Users ?
Could Style modifications alone adapt the forum enough ?
For unused forum features such as ...
Recent Activity: http://xenforo.com/community/recent-activity/
Watch a thread.
Upload an Avatar.
If time went on and a user never used the "Watch a Thread" ever. Would a gentle reminder about the feature be helpful ? To what percentage ?
Any ideas how or why a forum should Adapt to the User ?