It would be great to have a 'recept posts' page in the forums, which shows posts from the newest to oldest order irrespective of the sub-forum ('News'/'Questions' etc.) they belong to. It will allow regular visitors to quickly read the unread and/or new posts. Many other forums (e.g. userscripts.org) have that kind of a page. I am sure if you sit for an hour you can create it.