I, too, don't like to constantly scroll every message to the left in order to read it.
WhenI adjust my display properties, all of these messages fit but the text is much smaller. I don't like to view everything on my computer that way. So, I put up with scrolling rather than adjust my screen just for genweb messages.
If we could just get rid of that left side column, the message board would fit right in the middle of the screen.
Many other websites have solved this problem. Why not GenWeb? Besides, GenWeb didn't used to have this problem.