Important functions should be accessible and functional regardless of what software and hardware the user has, and I would 100% consider being able to subscribe and unsubscribe from threads, and being able to search in threads, as important functions.
I'm so glad I haven't used a text-based web browser in the last decade. I'd be pissed. :)
Also, in addition to the issues with the site logging me out, about 1/10th of the time after I type a post and hit submit, I just get a blank page. There's no HTML content, and no redirect, and the post is not submitted. Going back, copying the post text, reloading the page, pasting the post text, and submitting again correctly submits the post.
I'm thinking that may be a result of the authentication server and your personal status. As a moderator, you have more "power" than a regular user and therefore require a different security clearance. I may be wrong.
I had an issue setting my avatar for the forums. I had to do it about five times before it would take. I still can't set my avatar for the projects page...and am of the opinion that maybe I should be able to recycle my forum avatar. At any rate, until I can do something that simple I am certainly not going to go through the process of attempting to submit any code...
I did miss your post. I would be fine with an icon in this limited case if the icon were at the end of the thread title where it were more noticable. Before you mentioned it, I hadn't even noticed that icon. I probably saw it, assumed it was just another superfluous icon, and dismissed it, all without consciously thinking about it.
Yup! Without the mouseover tip, I wouldn't have known/saw it myself.
Breadcrumbs at the bottom would do fine, I think. And a linkie to New Posts.
Guess you missed my post in the other thread: There is an icon to the left of the thread name which takes you to the first new post. :) I agree with Phanx: This should be textual, NOT an icon. I wouldn't have known it was there had I not moused over it and saw the popup.
For now, I *just* discovered (cause I was having to zoom in to read Phanx's post with tired/strained eyes, too) that in ff3, you can check "zoom text only" and then the graphics on the site do not change, just the text size.
I use Firefox. On this site, and many others, I feel the text is much too small. Therefore, I use page-zoom. On the old site, it worked flawlessly. Here, apparently, the webmaster is stuck in 1999. My widescreen monitor is apparently not wide enough. To be intentionally annoying: "PLZ FIX NOW!"