Originally Posted by benjamink
Summary On and Subscription Only On SHOULD be the default, it's a bug and we're fixing it right now... thanks for your patience on that.
Regarding seeing the newness... so if you view a thread, and nothing happens on it, it travels down the page... are you saying you want the feed to show that you clicked on a thread, and then when you come back to the feed, it's marked as having been read until a new post is put into it? Hmm....
If a new posting happens, that thread will pop up to the top of the page, so that's one key indicator.
Regarding the "new posts" button... are you saying your refreshed the page? Or hit the twirl icon on the upper right? ... it works for me, can you give it another try?
Bug fix underway (I understand, I build web apps, too)
Most recently posted to the top is fine, however I can't tell which threads for which I have read the most recent post. The number of new posts from before was good. If I click on a thread then the number of new posts should go back to zero, whether I hit all the pages that had new posts or not (if it 'turns' the corner on a post per page count). If I 'back page' to the list I'll refresh to update the count. If I click to the home page, it should be accurate anyway.
Twirl Icon? I hit plus and see a United Technologies logo in motion while it prepares to show the list of posts, but that requires action on my part. Otherwise there is not 'twirl icon'.
Also note in the screen shot above, I (mastersracer) am listed as the creator of the thread Moab Biking in Danger
while I am only a contributor. Tromano started the thread.
I use Vista SP2, IE8 and Sun's java, all of which are as up to date as automatic updates make them.