Using Copy-Paste functions It could be handy if the copied components could be automatically placed on the original location. This could be an option (whether to place the same location or user can place it). The sense of this is when you builds a tabbed pane gui and it from 15 different components 2 could be the same and on the same position.
About the forum. It is quite simple and maybe hard to navigate.
Jonathan could you examine jforum (http://www.jforum.net) for replacement and some bugtracker (Mantis e.g. http://www.mantisbt.org/) for bug tracking? These could help us to easily find solutions not creating duplicates, and the feature request/bug reports could be handled more easily.