A minor bitch but could we have some kind of forum indicator added to the lasted posts area so its clear which forum the post comes from… perhaps just a coloured icon, blue for 8, yellow for 7 and orange for 10?
While the current front page area you are describing may not be ideal, some of the design aspects do require a bit of preventing redundancy and preserving ample page space. I will definitely look into it, and have started to already, but there are a lot of changes that need to be made to accommodate this. It may well be that the time will come when we need to update the front page as a whole, to make it easier to navigate in general.
True is, what is ideal? But organizing never ends, not that I would claim to be the best in it. A small move may be a big step, it's mostly to get ones candle lit, and I think ussnorway hit a point there. No ideas of my own though, right now.
Just to raise my nose again, I'd add W to them = goes W7, W8, even WXp since people have questions there, why not go all the way when W started? Probably something small for the Big Of Brains this Forum has? Colors wouldn't be impossible, or perhaps have the Windows logo there - that may be a copyright issue.