I have to admit, I'm a bit late in realising what flickr (the massively popular photo hosting website) can offer anyone and everyone who can be bothered to sign up for an account, for free. Possibly the easiest and most noticeable feature of the site is the ability to "tag" your photos (add keywords) and then show all photos from flickr with matching or similar tags. The other very clever toy is "tag clouds", which shows a list of the most-used keywords in a group of photos, sorted alphabetically, and sized proportionally to their occurrence on the site.
So I've been sitting here wondering if we can adopt some, if not all, of the great ideas they're using to make it easier to browse around UPSU.net's photo galleries, or even being able to allow every single member of UPSU.net to have their own photo galleries (possible), tagging system (also possible), and photo groups (uhhm, probably possible...?).
Of course, like the forums, there's no point to it all if no-one really uses them, so starting next term we need to do a bit of fairly ruthless marketing.
That said, I'd like to increase UPSU.net's usefulness to members a lot first - the homepage redesign, for example, should mean UPSU.net can be used as your homepage if you like a homepage that...
... and from a UPSU.net point of view...
That's a good list to begin with, but I want more - more things you can customise, more information, more usefulness (although not necessarily in that order of priority). Oh, and I want it all to load in a flash.
The question is, what would you like to see on your homepage? What can't you live without on the www, every single day? And what - if anything - could we do to make you consider setting UPSU.net as your homepage? (If that's not too ambitious a goal.)