Here's a trivial idea -- it would be rather neat if the \"show latest topics\" page had a list of links that brought you to the last page of that particular thread rather than the first page, or if that optional \"end\" link was available for each thread.
If you click on \"show latest posts\" and then select a time frame it brings you to the latest posts on the entire board in a selected time frame, last post first.
Yes but if you are looking for the latest posts then you'd actually want the link to bring you to the proper page within a long multi-page thread. You want to go where the new messages begin. Instead it always brings you to page one of the thread.
When you are viewing the thread summary, Instead of clicking on the thread title, click on the little gray box with the arrow in it (It faces down and to the right) It will take you to the most recent post in a particular thread. I know that's not exactly what you were looking for, but it will get you to the end of a thread.