yeah well see that would be ideal (at least for my funky issue...not Aby's) cuz that means that there is actually a new post. The problem is that when it acts weird it is because it has taken posts i have already marked read, that nobody has added to, and marked them as unread again.
For example yesterday before i left my f/t job i checked the boards and marked everything read. when i got to my p/t job about an hour or so later i checked again and it said there were new posts. Woo hoo i am excited cuz i have more to read. except when i got in i saw that it had marked anything that had been posted in the previous two hours as unread. of course i had already read all those posts.
like i said, it isn't a huge deal, just a weird little quirk that i have been wondering about. I have tried to think if i have done anything different to make that happen but i can't think of anything. and when i noticed that the ones from yesterday were from at least two hours before i was pretty sure it wasn't how i was doing it.
aaaaaaaaaand really i just wanted to see how many times i could type the word "read" in one post!