Hmm as to the +1, that hasn't been properly discussed yet. The ability to merge threads and the forum categories are things that we have discussed, though.
OK, good to know, so they have been considered (although not all).
I was just wondering since I didn't see them in the Ideas table in the second post.
Keep up the good work guys. Site has been left abandoned for quite some time, so bringing it back up is a ordeal to take on!