That new post thing at the bottom is only a legend. There's a thing in the upper right hand corner that says "participated," and when there are new posts it will say "NEW" next to it. This is by far my least favorite new function on this forum, because I always used the new post option here and they just made it way more complicated than it needs to be.
I'll pick a particularly boring evening this week to tinker around with stuff. I had no interest spending this past beautiful weekend inside on this place. Fox and I will work to get everything back on track. Promise!
I always just use the "recent posts" page and scroll through them all and read them at once. I really like not having to navigate the website at all to read all conversations, especially because I hate navigating these forums; it's unnecessarily complicated. The only thing that's changed about that with the update is the amount of posts it loads per page. It used to be 100, now it's 20. Is there any way to get it back to that number?