When we went live with the new layout, we were excited for the new ways for users to engage in content across the site. One area that allows for this to happen quickly and easily is the Activity streams listed under the "more" section of the navbar.
In order to make it easier for our forum users to catch up on new posts in the forum, we've added a shortcut to the forum "new content" stream. This will allow you to browse over the most recent posts and thread topics on the site at a glance, meaning you don't need to manually go into every category to see what has been posted, you can just simply take a look at the stream to see what's new.
Clicking on the "unread content" button will take you to the forum content stream directly, and allow you to make any additional filtering options you may wish, such as the time frame of the unread content you want to see. If you only want to see what you haven't read since your last visit, you can do that too.
All the content in this stream is unread, so you'll only be seeing posts you have yet to catch up on. If you wish to see all activity in the forums in this view, you can simply adjust the "read status" filter.
We hope that this small addition may assist you in making your forum experience more streamlined and enjoyable.