There's one thing that makes a PHPbb forum very difficult to read: Posting links that are very long, and hence making the forum extend it's width wider than your screen. This means that in order to read a posting you have to scroll sideways for every line of text. I'm sure people with smaller screens will agree that this is a right pain.
There is a way to avoid this and allow readability, while still posting your link. It's a function built in to the forum software.
Using the example of a link to one of the CXclub forum threads, rather than posting a link like this:
You post the link like this:
A nice green CX
To do that, you type this:
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[url=http://www.cxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=419]A nice green CX[/url ]
This example obviously isn't that bad, as it's only 50-ish characters long. Many eBay links though are hundreds of characters long and cause the readability problems. I know I'd appreciate it, and I'm sure many others will too, if longer links can be presented like this. It also gives you the opportunity to describe the link which can be helpful if it's not obvious what the link is.