I would appreciate this, too.
I thought this the first time I step a paw in this forum and complete my user profile, but I don't wan't to flood this section with suggestions that can wait. I guess the administrators have enought to do to keep the forum running for now.
Further you don't know how difficult this implementation would be. I know the woltlab forum, where it is an easy task, but I have no idea how difficult it is under vb.