1 Number of items per page

Would be good to be able to select how many articles you want to see on page, as when generally browsing it is easier to scroll quickly and check the topic post title for a long list of posts, then have to click click NEXT after viewing 10 or so posts.

2 Page loads are slow

Also the speed of site is slow so if you click NEXT (which doesn't work) but click the numbers 1,2,3, etc to move to the next page it takes a (what seems like) a long time for the next page to load, which is annoying if generally trying to browse.

3 View of topic list is not compact enough 

It is easier to use google groups which has a more compact view of topic heading, first few lines, etc