After visiting BPL and forums for a number of months as a guest, I just got an online membership and this is my first post. I have two suggestions for improvements, one affecting the entire web site and the other recent forum posts:
1- The "visited links" color used on this site is a dark blue while the normal link color is a lighter, brighter blue. However, the difference on-screen is visually hard to differentiate. I suggest that the "visited links" color be changed to a distinctly different color from the light blue used for normal links (purple seems to be the color most often used on web sites). This will make it much easier to see at a glance what we have already viewed.
2- The "Recent Forum Posts" and "My New" pages need the addition of a thread "name" or "title" since the "subject" supplied by each poster doesn't always indicate the subject of the thread. I generally go down the list of new recent posts and open them in separate tabs (Firefox) all at once and then read after loading is finished. I skip entries where the subject is obviously the same as a post I've already opened. Frequently, I find multiple tabs open with the same thread because the "subject" didn't identify the thread. If each thread has a determined subject from it's first post and that thread "Title" is carried forward and displayed as a separate column along with poster-supplied subject, Forum, etc., it will be much easier to see which posts go together and belong to the same thread.
Wonder if any others have same thoughts? Really enjoy this site!