So I have a idea that I was just thinking of would it be possible to take the forums and convert them into a usenet ntp server. Rather than just have people log on to the site they can use there mail clients to post and check messages. I'm not sure about downloads but I know usenet servers can transfer binarys.
The structure of the server.
The announcements room would be limited to admin posts.
What is ntp usenet?
The Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) is an application protocol used for transporting Usenet news articles (netnews) between news servers and for reading and posting articles by end user client applications.
I wanted to see what everyone thought.