I'd suggested this to ssh about a year ago for the VBB site. I've seen it on one other VBB site, FlyerTalk.com (which ssh also is on). Apparently it was some extra hack they added into VBB, but never was part of the main VBB distribution.
I find it really useful, in that from the thread index you get to see both who the lastest poster in a thread is (which we have already), plus get to see how old the original thread is.
Having this as a standard feature in Huddler forums would be a nice step up over the standard version of VBB. Combining that with the very neat feature you already have better than VBB: where the latest post in the thread shows on the right with some of the post text rather than just the poster name, and you have a more usable and feature-rich thread index page compared to most forum software.
This isn't something we're missing from our old site, so it's a lower priority than the things that people miss, but I think it's another nice-to-have.
Hard to paste it in here formatted, but here's the data the show. Also here's a link to the forum where you can see how it works in their customized VBB.
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