Hi Admin, thanks for being back!
Brainstorming about the videos section, I wonder if it would be possible to "offload" the material (and hassle) to a video sharing site.
Of course, it's always possible to post videos on such sites and then link to them; however this makes "starring" and commenting a bit more difficult.
On the other hand, many video sharing sites have an "embeddable" UI of sort, so I think it should be possible to tell posters to:
Upload their video on a specific site (I like eroshare, at least for viewing, since it's ads-less),
Post the URL to the videos section
And then have the videos section display the posts (complete with author, description, preview, comment section, ...), but having the video being streamed from the video sharing site instead.
I would be much more lightweight in terms of bandwidth of course, and also probably in legal terms, since all the hosting would be done by a 3rd party.