What do you want to see in your favourite forum software ? Why do you want that feature so badly ?
PWA and mobile optimisation as the whole Google Search bot business is moving mobile first. That is the problem when software does not come with major updates now and then. Mobile ready is the future, there is a limit up to which we can ignore it.
I get about PWA. That is being sought for on paid forums too. But not yet delivered on any paid software. If I remember correctly, Discourse supports PWA. Do Vanilla forums do ? I am not sure.
I would like to see them work with JS blocked. I think JS block is a standard security practice now.
Abhi I would like to see them work with JS blocked.
If available that is the best thing for a lot of people. But the way how software developers are thinking, I think this will remain as a dream.
For a lot of main stream software, PWA is still in the wishlist. I don't think it will be implemented any soon. Even native mobile apps are not ready for most of them.
Now they have one more feature to the wish list, h2 crawling compatibility. 😆
My favorite forum software is MyBB and I'd like to see more responsive features. It's great how some custom themes are responsive but it's time to start updating plugins so they display more interactive features. For example, the reputation system could be like a green loading bar instead of a number value.