If you gaze deeply into the names of the people online, you may notice that if they are in the process of starting a new thread or leaving a new reply, their name will appear red (or black) on white background. I was thinking this might help you decide whether to stick around for another couple minutes, or not open a TNA PPV thread because you can see someone else is - although it didn't stop the two people in this world who care about Buff Bagwell from simultaneously starting threads, did it - well, at least it looks neat.
I may change the colours, or I may not. It's not something you're likely to see at any time but it DOES kinda stand out if you see it now.
Hmmm....well, it wouldn't have helped you find that thread from July - in October. I think you'll just have to keep an occasional eye on the Banished forum over there. Believe it or not, we didn't do a lot of banishing of threads back then.