I need the following feature and I think many can find it useful.
Instead of the WordPress comments system a PHPbb can give much more flexibility. I need this: when visitor clicks on the comments link, he is taken to the forum's login page. After login visitor is sent to the forum section where he can crete a topic. When the visitor writes the topic he has an option to include a link to the original article into the post, to include the entire article or to quote it.
It must be possible to filter the posts in the forum to show a list of comments for a specific artcile.
WordPress is way cool. I'll use it anyway. The comments link may simply lead to a forum. It's just that it is not that good to have a threads without a references. And I don't want to force all to post their comments into preset topics.
If you do such bridge, thank you in advance.