Artur #18 I would be the counter-example because I prefer the forum this way.

Voting on posts detracts a lot from the quality of discussion in my opinion since people start being too self aware.

Regarding whether the forum is totally ordered on partially ordered it is actually the latter where each thread is totally ordered but if a thread grows out of hand it is always possible to move the discussion off into a new thread dedicated to that subject.

If we were 'internet scale' like reddit or something then these suggestions would be more justified but since there's only around 200 people registered and maybe half active there's no need.