I’m sorry, I should of said ascending order. The first message should be first and the latest last. Having the latest first is like trying to follow a conversation backwards. If you are reading a thread for the first time, you want to read it from the first to last. A link to the first unread message would let you pick up where you left off from before.
I forgot that there was a category view of the threads as I have the new messages page booked marked. If the category view had some means of flagging which threads had new messages I would go to that page right away.
Again, I don’t mean to criticize, just a few suggestions that I think would make the boards a little easier to use. Thanks for providing this forum.