i suppose you could try contacting an author you think has the capability to.
EDIT: actually there is a MOD requests forum, try that.
Thanks for the response.
I don't like to contact authors directly unless I have to - I'm sure they get enough email as it is. There should be a forum [or a place in one of these forums] for making suggestions so that they may be dissected and discussed.
The MOD requests forum is for making requests about MODs, not the main phpBB code.
I don't want to make a big deal about this - I just want to point out that there is no specific place for making suggestions for the main phpBB code [that is obvious anyway].