Request for threading and new activity at a glance in the Forum plugin.

My client, using the forum plugin at http://newlifeonahomestead.com/forum/, wishes for threaded posts (the reply to a specific post appears below it).

Also, she would like the ability to see, at a glance, the new activity on her forum.

I cannot fault her for her requests, and I promised I would pose them here. I hope this is the right way to request these items.