You know you have the index page at the moment? Where when you roll over a forum link, a little box appears with a description of the forum?
Well, the forums at hexus use this with the thread links themselves, so when you hover ove a thread title, a box pops up with the text of the first post in it.
Wouldn't this be handy here, so you can get a look at what the post says without having to load a new page to discover that it's some shit you don't want to read or redundant information?
I don't know what the technical implications would be - whether it would cause the forum to take longer to load for example - and I guess youd have to restrict it to the first 50 letters or something but I think it would be kinda handy, especially when people use less than descriptive titles for their threads.