there was a "Posts since last visit" option - that may be in reference?
the "Todays Posts" in QuickLinks does same - the notation 'not updated since last visit' is a good indicator.
what I'd like to see, it may involve more customization than is provided, but....
when reading new posts, if the Next Thread button would actually go there
since posts are by default shown in reverse chrono order, "next" to the software is "newer" but on the list it's next line down and it's older hence not next. not a really big issue because one could develop the habit of clicking on "last" instead of "next"
the real kicker is if the "next" (or "last" - it's a definition problem) does not "cross sections" - so there's a lot of clicking back up, then next topic, first unread, etc.
what would be really neat is "Next post" click following the list of posts "as displayed" regardless of section.
one BB had an profile option to "skip to first unread" - dunno where; would need to look, and it could be whole different software.
and, coming from the (now obsolete) world of off-line readers, a feature sorely missed
is the "Hold Message" concept. sometimes one does not always have the time, or one wants to research the topic a bit before replying, but once read, you dang well better remember where / what it was because "re-finding" a post can be tedious. more than once I personally have simply "given up all hope" with the thought perhaps one day the topic will resurface . . . there's no message number to note (yes, I keep a note pad by the computer...) so it is a more complex "find the reference" than optimal. the off-line "Hold Message" function kept that message as "unread" until one intentionally removed the hold flag.