These message Boards are to share and exchange information. The number of replies preceding each of the threads is unnecessary and should be placed off to the right if it's going to remain on this site at all. These boards are not and should not be a popularity contest, and if the thread is hot, i.e. has many replies, let us figure it out on our own. I think that "space" can be better utilized. We don't care what the number or replies are. The previous site had the number of replies displayed discreetly to the right of the thread, in parenthesis. Not very obvious, yet good. Can we get the same here? Let me hear from those who agree and the dissenters.