OS - XP home sp2 (newly installed 2/3 weeks ago) I may not be intrepreting how the forum software is supposed to behave with respect to threads. It is my impression when I read a thread, whether new or not, the icon to the left of the thread title should either disappear or turn dark and that the thread title should no longer be displayed as bold. I am not seeing this behavior, and on some boards I am even seeing new/unread messages being represented as being read, i.e no icon to the left of the subject and the subject is not bold. Is there a setting in my Control Panel that controls this behavior, perhaps the area in the attached screenshot. If this is the correct section how do I set this so that when I return to my favorite boards the new messages will show up as such? If I am misunderstanding how the forum software works, please take the time to educate me as to how it functions in this area. TIA for your time and help.