Whenever I read a topic, it will be listed in my “Unread” section, even though I set automatic topic tracking to never. I also noticed that when I went to the “Unread” page when I had no unread topics, it said that topics would be automatically tracked after 4 minutes, completely ignoring the setting.
Here’s what I see when I have no unread topics:
I would include a screenshot of my settings, but I can’t because I’m a new member, so just take my word for it when I say that it is set and saved to never track topics automatically.
(Screenshots were taken from another forum that uses Discourse, but the same issue is still showing in this forum.)