experimenting, feedback welcome
You've probably noticed that I reversed right and left sidebars. Since before the left sidebar showed on all pages it is now the right one and hence the forums are moved a bit on the left.
What we get with this is that the actual content of forum posts is now more on the center of the page rather than the side which may slightly improve the reading comfortability.
What do you think?
I was also thinking about finding ways to completely remove all sidebars from forums (or possibly other sections as well) leaving the "recently updated topics" and "recent comments" blocks below all content instead in the side and the search box within the header (which would be slightly redesigned to fit). That way forums would be 100% width which may feel most comfortable for many users, especially those who like the way phpbb and vB are usually full width.
All in all I'm looking to improve the whole user experience here and your feedback for that is naturally crucial.