I had one item in the Unread section and I went through and clicked on it.
I noticed that the conversation was nothing interesting so I clicked on the Discourse icon in the header to be taken back to the landing page.
I noticed that the one item was still listed in the Unread section.
Clicked on Unread and noticed it had a little 11 next to it and I hovered over that which told me there were 11 new conversations (or something like that).
I think on any board with where a topic like “What is wrong with PHPBB” there is going to be a lot of posts that are all filler no killer and it isn’t worth my time to scroll through them all.
I don’t think this is a worthwhile requirement to have the system check that I have read every new post for the topic to be removed from the Unread section.
After all, I initially expected the systems suggestion on Friday that I only look at popular posts, but the system is now making me scan through all of the new items, popular or not.