But the other thing that makes them interesting is that they seem to be the first of the BBC message boards to go wide.
As well as going wide and stretching things out a little bit there is a much cleaner look and feel to them.
The text is on a white background – in boxes that are in turn on the black iPlayer background.
The links are the iPlayer dark pink and there are permalinks to every section and post clearly labelled.
There are a few issues – when you view your discussions it no longer tells you how many posts have been made on that thread ‘since’ your last visit or highlights the threads with new posts.
It’s also a little tough to get used to at first with the really bright white on a black background – but it works. It’s stylish compared to other BBC message boards and hopefully the way the rest will go.
It doesn’t feel nearly as cramped as other boards (such as Points of View) BUT to a certain extent does feel a little too open and wide.