Just wondered again if this is a new feature or an old one I failed to recognize in the past.
Google now displays forum pages on search results with number of post authors, post threads, and the date of last post. A few examples are shown below.
Examples are from Google Groups and Mozilla’s forums but I also see the same for DigitalPoint and HighRankings forums. However, I am not sure if this is automatic for all forums.
Overall this is a good feature to have. If I prefer threads that are long, I don’t have to click on those that have few or if I am interested in recent posts, I’ll pass on those thread links whose last post were four weeks ago.