Less than a year after launching the new help forums, Google has redesigned them. The main differences are:
- Forum landing page, displaying categories by default and not topics
- Cleaning up the thread listing pages
- Removed the "announcements" section
- Other misc changes
Here is a screen shot of the new look:
I also have a screen shot of the old thread view page, which shows the major difference between the two:
If you need to see a full size view, see here.
I personally like the thread view, I just wish they would show a view for answers given by profile.
Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help (but all the new help forums were redesigned).