One thing that I think you should add.
When I’m reading threads in the forum page, I like to mark forums read when I found all the interesting topics I wish to read and want the other topics to not be in bold. That way when I visit again, I only see the new threads or posts, not the old ones that I ignore.
However under the home page, there is no option to mark all forums read, or all messages read. So you have an accumulating numbe of threads that are bolded that you don’t want to read.
So my suggestion is putting in an option that marks forms/threads read even in the home page.