Whatever came over the webmaster/forum owner to user this new format? This reminds me of websites twenty years ago, you failed miserably.
Which is funny because even on my phone I choose the desktop version of all websites. I can not stand the mobile versions. Banking apps and things of that nature are usually fine. But when it comes to forums, I've never seen one come close to getting the mobile version "right".It's all about portable devices....not laptops or desktops.