About the new forum
I'm finding the new forum layout too busy. I found the old layout the clearest out of any forum that i've visited, and very easy to read and navigate. Here's a couple of things that I think have changed for the worse:
1: The red 'Updated' after a thread. I find it distracting especially against the bright white background. It's hard to have a quick skim down the page, may eyes keep getting drawn to the red 'Updated'
2: The 'Created by' column is unnecessary, and adds to the overall busy-ness of the page layout. just having the creator under the thread title worked much better.
3. The font size, when writing a post is tiny, and I can't see a way of increasing it. If I have missed it, I apologise.
Also, the new forums seems to have put everyones Avatars back to older versions. That's not really a complaint, more of a heads up, as I realise there will be kinks to iron out.
On the positive side, although I haven't tried it yet, the easier way of posting links sounds great.