Cloverm, would this be at all possible to run with the forum software? It might be an easy thing to hack together a script that extracts the recent posts and writes an RSS feed out of them...update it every half hour or so.
I was actually thinking just this. I recently discovered Blam! RSS aggregator and I'm in love. I have OSNews, Slashdot, and Footnotes all covered. If I could add LJR and Gmail I'd never have to open my browser