I think Stack Overflow is the most awesome site for programmers on the net. It has all the features one could expect from a programming forum.
But there are several features that I miss. In particular I think the discussions and posts are just plain text, which looks boring.
Apart from superhuman programmers who think boring is scientific, there are also people like me on this site who never even miss a chance to add smileys into source code.
Also, I think there should be an "Add as Friend" feature.
Right now I communicate with people that I know by posting comments in their answers so that they get notified and read it. How should I track people whose questions I find interesting? Or those whom I know can answer my question in the best way?
Does anyone else think that SO could be twice as awesome with smileys & friend groups?