I agree with some of what you're saying, but what makes NS truly great is that it's an early 2000s style internet forum, which is totally different from modern social media. More and more people I know are realizing that social media sucks and often has negative effects on people's mental health. Copying social media isn't the way to go.
One thing that I like to do on NS that I would like to see the website promote is just sorting by latest in videos and watching whatever comes up, which I think is one of the things you're suggesting. I've found some really cool videos that way and it's a great way to see what styles and tricks people are rocking at other mountains, which helps build community.
mistaNastyJust to add a little bit more to what I said about the app needing to be updated:
I think that if this app were to evolve into a little bit more a social platform it would attract a lot more users. The forums are awesome and they work very well and I know a lot of people lurk on here without accounts browsing the forums. I think this app could benefit from some refined user experience, making the photo posting a little more streamlined and having a more customized feed similar to the way the original Instagram was. Making it easier to have DMs with other users, maybe even something like Facebook videos where you can just scroll endlessly thru people’s videos and clips. Let me know what you think about making it a little more of a social app