Thoughts on the message lists in the Community
In general I like the lists of messages in the groups/sections of the new community. However, I think that they can be improved.
Here is a picture for reference, I have annotated it to enable identification of what I am about to discuss:
I like that new discussions (blue box) show who started the discussion and when. I like that the most recent commenter is displayed (red box), The number of comments information and the number of views for each discussion is useful to have as well. I like that the Answered indication is shown (green box). What I find disconcerting is that when a comment is made the "Started by" information is removed. I do not know if that is just the way that the Vanilla software works and nothing can be done about it, but if it is an option to have both the "Started by" and the "Most recent by" information displayed I believe it would be welcomed by the users of the Community; I know that I would like to see both.