Hanging around here a lot more lately, I really miss a "See unread posts" link that other forums provide. I am a bit older ;-) and reading the little green lines to see when the last post was made is strenuous for me.
My tricks? I visit often ... too often ... LOL.
Tip 1) The Nextion forum starts
Top five show - sticky thread at most top (made so by staff)
and the most recently responded to threads to fill in to a count of five.
Clicking on a Category from the main page with Recent selected
shows the most recently responded to threads for a count of 10.
Knowing this, I can usually see what I have yet to read that is new.
Cycling through at the oldest of these first, or into several new tabs.
Tip 2) Follow a whole category
If you click on the category from the main page
on the upper right you have an option button Follow/Following
When you are following a category each new entry will be emailed to you
This is a double edged sword
A) You never miss a post - it gets emailed to you
B) You never miss a post - it gets emailed to you
When the spammers hit the board in December with 200+ spam posts
-- well you get a copy of all that too, but this has rarely happened.
Tip 3) Just reply to everything .. (I am really just kidding)
When I see a post where the last person who replied isn't me
well, there is probably something posted there that I may have missed
Sorry, I had to be funny.
The hurdle here is that the company charging for their forum platform charges
so deeply for each available feature, and even a temporary platform alteration
becomes a perpetual monthly increase, so we work within what we can.