One other criticism here with the “new” message board redesign is that across the top of the list of messages is a “tab” called “Latest Post”. However it is only a “sort” tab of replies to posts. It doesn’t actually allow you, for example, to click on the time displayed, which links to that reply. If the topic is popular, anyone interested in the reply has to go looking for it and many times it is not even there, as the opening statements of this Topic describes. This is exceedingly stupid, and has been in place since these message boards were requesting suggested improvements at the bottom of each web page. It is almost a certainty that others have noticed this and have requested that it be fixed. But as said before…
… stupid is as stupid does.
This also feeds into the suspicion that this has censorship undertones to quell the popularity of many posts that attract a lot of interest.
You are certainly correct that BAC’s message board is quite different. It does allow accessing the latest post for a particular topic. This seems to indicate that the companies influence the design of the message boards. In other words, in the case of SLW, SLW doesn’t have the interest that BAC has in seeing to it that its message board is well designed in order to attract investors to learn about the trading in their shares. The poor design of other message boards that look much the same as SLW’s seems to indicate that Yahoo has provided a cut rate spot without the improvements of the BAC m/b, and that possibly BAC has paid something extra for their Yahoo message board.