There is a little known feature on ePHOTOzine called 'Public Buzz'. It's a little widget that can be added to the homepage for e2 members. It essentially allows users to post messages to each other in a public area similar to the forums.
However, I feel the existing design of this feature hinders it's usage and probably confuses people as to what it is. We have been doing some heavy work to the homepage over the past few months and it gave us a chance to redesign the Public Buzz feed and make it look the way it should be.
Below are some before and after shots: