Okay, so you go to main page of the forum, a.k.a. "board Index", and it goes like this:
Category / # of topics / # of posts / name & date of last poster.
Town Vibe / 756 / 13719 / by HeyZeus June 16...
Who cares how many topics and posts an entire category has?
The space on that line between the category and the last poster should show the title of the thread that HeyZeus commented on, for example:
Town Vibe / Single in Madison / by HeyZeus June 16...
This way, one can browse what threads are currently being talked about right from the main page without entering a category.
This is how most other forums are laid out, and I think it's much more user-friendly.
Here's an example:http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/index.php