I did, however, decide to take matters into my own hands and fix this little issue... and thus is born a new Greasemonkey script. So if you're using greasemonkey and also don't like this feature, here you go:
// @name Latest forum content link changer
// @namespace my scripts
// @description remove page__view__getnewpost__fromsearch__1 from forum links
// @include https://www.gamedev.net/index.php*
if(location.href.indexOf('search_app=forum') != -1)
var links = document.getElementById('forum_table').getElementsByTagName('a');
for(i = 0; i < links.length; ++i)
var pos = links.href.indexOf('page__view__getnewpost__fromsearch__1');
if(pos != -1)
links.href = links.href.substr(0, pos);
I am by no means a web developer so there may be better ways to do this but this does get the job done.
If you're curious, it appears to be the "page__view__getnewpost__fromsearch__1" appended to thread URLs that makes this feature work so all I'm doing is removing that from the links.