About the strength 2 suggestion, isn't there a way to prevent players from drinking the potion? For example, if devs were able to put a cooldown on eating gapples couldn't they do the same with strength 2, but instead of a cooldown it wouldn't enable players to drink it?
Mind adding a discord invite link to the forums? Clicking on here http://prntscr.com/pk3gz9 just takes you the discord homepage. Also, I don't think showing the list of active members on discord is necessary, it doesn't look good, especially on mobile.
I know the Island Top contest was already announced, but could there be a separate, parallel contest about the "best" islands? If getting rid of constant mining and mining and bringing more activity to the server this could at least help with that problem. Think of it as a long skyblock building event. The prizes would be coupons instead of actual money so there's no downside for the server.