I believe this is just how the forum reacts to heavy traffic since it lists the 'last post' for each forum when expanded. It was like this at times during the past weekend, especially during downtimes for the game and has returned to the expanded view.
Once things level out from the crush of people with problems and/or questions looking to the forums for help, I imagine things will return to the 'normal' view. At times like this, the dev tracker board just hacks up a hairball (or possibly partially digested Tribble) instead of loading since it can't keep up with indexing the number of incoming posts.
what they said with maybe the option to choose which ones are opened or closed.
Maybe I was not clear enough about it, or maybe I misunderstand what youre saying here
But I have been all over my settings and found no option to set the forums back to what they were.
It is my belief that its the board admins that have set it up this way.
I would very much prefer it if they put it back the way it was, that way I got more oversight over whats going on and can easier choose what I want to read and find things I'm looking for.