Thank you for your report, but IMO it is more of a wish than a bug so I will move it to the Wishlist-CID.
Oh, please let me make a suggestion: the GUI of these forums sucks! It's tremendously ugly and confused. I suggest to use [url=http://www.invisionpower.com/apps/board/]IP.Board 3.2[/url], this is [url=http://www.cometforums.com/forum/70-cometbird-general-discussions/]how it looks[/url].
I guess it is all down to what you get used to using and personal choice.