I'm a tech nut, so I often find myself doing random unnecessary XF patches. A few recent projects have been:
- HTTPS for the entire site. Just as a challenge to myself, I wanted to see if full HTTPS was even possible. Thanks to some Node code from the GitHub staff, and a few XF patches, every page on the website is now fully encrypted (even pages with user-posted images, no mixed content warnings!)
- Full MediaWiki and Gallery3 integration, with a shared notification bar, header, footer, and seamless SSO.
- Complete replacement for the XenForo media embedding system which I find a bit too complicated (and my users just LOVE their videos).
- Interchangeable header banners which change (almost) daily.
I know many of you have much larger forums than I, so if anyone has any advice or suggestions, I'm certainly willing to take them! Perhaps some day, I'll wrap some of these features into addons and release them as well.