You can, for example, create groups and then view members of that group such as with the AustralianUserGroup
an impressive database layout
Hmm, a bit subjective no?
First and foremost this site is a discussion platform (forum/newsgroup/etc). However, it is very powerful beyond that and in fact is 100% driven via an API.
There is basic functionality available straight away to the public. As an example, the #marketplace:developers category can be retrieved as a JSON payload by adding
.json to the end of the URL:
From their you could do lots of interesting things in how you present the data.
If you want to get even more interactive there is the ability to provide API keys with differing levels of access to further drill into the sites API.
The #marketplace:developers category can be strictly moderated to maintain a particular style for topics/posts if that would be useful. Another possibility would be to break it into sub categories?
Have a look at the #community category layout. I just switched it over to "boxed" view.
This will only work if we have a LOT of developers on it