At the moment meta.discourse.org is showing that I have 18 new topics; I’ve looked over the list, and I don’t want to read any of them. If I read them to make them disappear from the ‘new’ list, I’ll be tracking them, and they’ll start showing up in my ‘unread’ list when new posts are made in them. If I don’t read them, they stay on the ‘new’ list for some period of time, making it hard to find actual new topics that appear later. On a busy site, where the ‘new’ list might have 25 or 50 threads, this could be quite impractical to deal with.
It’s certainly possible that I could try to remember how old the most-recently-active ‘new’ thread is, and when I come back only look at even newer threads, but this doesn’t really fit with how Discourse tries to help the user have a good experience.
Is there any existing feature I can apply to improve this situation?