Make Forum and Topic subscriptions consisten
The inconsistency of subscribing to forums vs. topics is very confusing and difficult to explain to members.
Current behavior for subscribing:
You subscribe to forum on the forum page and then go to your Profile to change frequency. When you Create a Topic you get an option to subscribe and set frequency on the new topic page and don't need to go to your profile. Why can't you do the same for the Forum?
If you subscribe to a forum you only get the titles as a summary. If you subscribe to the Topic you get the full post. This is very confusing.
In general, conversations via forums is a very important part of a member community and WA's forum implementation needs a lot of improvement. I hope that you devote time to all the other suggestions in this area.
Camille Scent commented
The way forums work is one of my greatest disappointments since becoming a Wild Apricot user. I was really expecting for the forum to function more like a google or yahoo group - and would love to see this kind of functionality added.
Specifically, I would like each "forum" to act like its own google group. Administrators can manage the groups directly - adding, deleting, subscribing, etc. participants, so members do not have to subscribe to each one or each topic, by default when they become members they will be subscribed to one or more forums and receive either a daily digest or each individual post from that forum. Just like a listserv, except with an online way to read and post messages, rather than solely through email.