I think this is less usable than it could be, because:Click Here to view your message
Click Here to return to the forum
1. the link is just one word (bad for scanning)
2. The format (link second word, explaination after link) requires reading what the link does and then returning to the start of the line to follow the link. This is not very intuitive, and slows things down.
3. The nature of these links is such that, being centered, the position of the link changes from line to line, and the ammount of dpace available is small (Here versus, say, Click Here To View Your Message simply View Your Message).
Jakob Nielsen's great alertbox Guidelines for Visualizing Link, and the hilarious Design By Fire Design Eye for the Usability Guy talk about this topic, as does his book, Home page usability. in the book, he mentions that descriptive words in links is always a good idea.
Many moons ago, in a forum I moderate in we had a discussion on this vey topic: http://www.cre8asiteforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=6360," target="_blank and it has some useful suggestions while coding these sorts of features.
IMHO, it would be great if phpBB 3.0 went live with better usability in this area, and I have reworked the language file to remove the "Click Here"s, and would be more than willing to email the new files over if others think this is an area that could be improved.
Just a small change, but IMHO, a valuable one.