« on: August 10, 2010, 12:18:42 am »
I'm confused about read vs. unread categories/topics/messages. Can somebody help me understand how it works in this forum?
It looks like once I click on a category, it considers that entire category as read. After some trial and error, I discovered that clicking on the envelope next to the category after it has turned gray will only show "unread" messages, but there doesn't seem to be much correlation between what it thinks I've read and what I've actually read. Clicking on the category name apparently shows all topics, read or unread. Is that right? If so, is clicking on the envelope useful somehow?
After more trial and error, it looks like the little blue "new" icon really means "read". Seeing messages from May marked as new clued me in to that. If somebody posts a reply to a message, does it become "new" again for me?