But if I do a search, then click on an item in the search results, I'm brought to the Flat view of that item, and it looks terrible - it's the Flat view but all fields are laid out horizontally.
In Topic.aspx, the item appears within the Discussion List Web Part, which says the current view is Default - assuming that's either Flat or Subject. But it looks great.
I have other sites set up where search results items do not go to Topic page, they appear in Flat, and they look fine.
I've turned Launch Forms in a Dialog off/on. I've modified and created new default views, played with View Style and Folders/Flat.
I've been flummoxed by this for a while; any insight/help will be hugely appreciated.