FIRST, I love the new OpenACS site and particularly the top with Alex! Now my Nits!
The NEW OpenACS FORUMS
UNNECESSARY SUBJECT LINK
The subject line is displayed as a LINK in when viewing the thread (/message-view?message_id=12345) This is a link for the page you are on and clicking the link only REFRESHES the page you are already on.... Seems redundant to me... Why not just make it BOLD without the Link?
People who have large monitors end up reading very long lines from one edge of the monitor to the other. This is hard to read and sometimes when reading a long forum thread, I'll resize the browser from full size to a narrow column so I can read it like a newspaper column. I think 500 pixels width is ideal. It would probably mean putting the body in a table. Heck, the Poster, Date and Subject are already IN a table, why not another table row to include the body and a width=500 tag in the <table... line.
And I see it has been mentioned in two other threads currently fading into the swamp at the bottom of my monitor, The Last Post date needs to be fixed SOON. I can see how this feature will negate the need for the old bboard system of clicking on the "Recent Posts" link once it is working correctly...
FORMAT PLAIN or CHOCOLATE
When posting, there is the dropdown choice of TEXT or HTML for FORMAT. This is really UNnecessary.... Can we not have the computer look and see if there is a <p> <br> <b> etc and just set the flag to HTML otherwize it is TEXT and not bother the user?