"1. No way of staying logged in. Its annoying having to re-enter details everytime I close forum windows by mistake."
The session persists for 1 hour, closing the browser window shouldn't end it as it's cookie based. However I have increased the time-out to 24 hours now. I will modify this so you can specify the timeout yourself eventually but 24 hours should help matters for now.
"2. No next 25 posts button at bottom of page."
"3. Limit on screen name size"
40 characters, yes. I might consider increasing this if someone can give me a good reason why that's not enough
"4. Having to highlight text to get bold, italic to work ? Why not just put in the tags ??"
You can type in the tags if you want! Just makes it faster to highlight sometimes.
"5. No last post info or whos online info and even worse NO EDIT BUTTON"
Heh. Edit is coming, but first on my hit list is the indicator to show which threads are un-read/hot/etc. Who's online I'll do once the session timing is sorted out and yeah I need to copy across the "last post" author to the board page.
"1. The colour scheme is bad for your eyes (darker the better; read the ergonomic stuff), and runs out laptop batteries faster. Colour options/skins would be great"
It's copied from XP.. so, erm.. yeah
The ability to let you choose the colour scheme is built-in, just not active. Will get around to it but it's quite low on my list to be honest.
"3. No easy way to go back to forum after looking/replying to thread. Back button works, but then obviously doesn't refresh until you tell it, which is annoying"
Use the new navigational buttons (go to top, forum list, etc).