Okay. So here are some of my ideas.
Well, I noticed that we run on xenforo. And, I realized since we are a Shenmue forum and considering VF5 is a Sega title that is born of the mind of Shenmue. It'd be a nice touch for the forum and interactivity if we hold Shenmue dojo tourneys where people are matched up in a bracket where ya know the winners can earn badges (https://xenforo.com/community/resources/ozzmodz-badges.8456/
) to be placed within their profile that is shown under their username and title. Of course, a graphic design artist would have to create the icons but I am sure we could even use Shenmue-themed things from the games (which also presents an endless set of icons to be used) or Sega related icons as well.
I just figured it'd add another dimension to our forum and can be used for more things than VF5. I think it would help foster more community than we have and perhaps can help for the influx of new faces we may end up seeing due to the anime. We could even list winners of tourneys in future Shenmue World mags, interviews with winners. It just can bring a lot more amazing content to the forum and site. Which is always a plus if you ask me.