This would me by first post to this thread and I doubt these ideas will be read, but what the hell might as well offer up my suggestions anyways, although these ideas probably won't be taken for granted at all.
I have a feeling I'm not the only one to mention this. Even Tom mentioned it in a NG News thread once before. I realize that this idea isn't a good one due to the fact that we have the Contacts List for our PM's and Flash Portal Buddies. However a friends list could be a new version of the PM Contacts List.
There are many popular series on Newgrounds, and although Newgrounds users should still be able to reserve the right to only favorite certain episodes of series, some users enjoy series as a whole and when adding the episodes to their favorite flash submissions can tend to make their favorites cluttered and not appealing. Being able to have a favorites list for your favorite series would be nice.
You're probably also looking for ideas on the Newgrounds Chat as well, so I'll offer up something. I would like you to please keep in mind that I hardly ever use a chat system and I don't enjoy using a chat system. I suggest Private Rooms to be opened up for certain purposes... such as the following.
- Stolen Submissions
If a submission is discovered to be stolen a place to report it would be nice that way Administrators could be informed and a quicker response can be taken action of. Don't get me wrong PM'ing an admin is still nice, but like a police station... the quicker response time the better.
- Mod Lounge
Let's cut the crap, we all know there is a moderators lounge on the BBS, but for ample good reason. That way moderators can report stuff and communicate to each other and catch someone off breaking the rules quicker. It's a good thing and thus without the mod lounge, user sirtom93 could've done something terrible. A Mod Lounge to keep spammers out of the chat would also serve a great purpose however I suggest a hiring of a few more new moderators that can monitor the chat more often... possibly 5 or 10 new moderators.
- Live Cam Chat
This should only be subject to admins, but depending on how much you trust your users depends on where you would go with this. A Live Cam set-up would make it to where simple users can see what goes on at a Mod-Meet or a Meet-Up, they can't be there, but it would be nice to be able to watch.
- Collab Rooms
Collaboration rooms would be helpful for flash artists or even audio artists who are collaborating on something. They can be opened to the public with/without comments or private unseen to the public.
We have a lot of great music in the audio portal. Myspace let's you have a song play on your profile, so why can't Newgrounds do the same thing with the audio portal?
That's all I have to suggest...
HAVE A NICE DAY!