It’s not that they really changed the forums, but I found a very interesting tool after posting this threat about the lack of user friendliness of the Notes.Net forums.
There’s a Greasemonkey script out there that makes it possible to open replies in the main document of a discussion, without having to move to the responses. Open the screenshot below to see what I mean by that (but you should see it in action to see what’s so great about it).
It’s made by Julian Robichaux and it’s called LDDMonkey. It’s easy to install and works like a charm: by clicking the [+]-signs in the threat, the responses open within the main document! Also very handy if you’re in the main view: you can click the [+] to see if a particular post interests you.
A little warning though: Firefox only!