If you have read 15 posts in a thread, and then the next day you come back and there are four new posts, the way things are currently set up you have no way of knowing there are any new posts unless you wrote down the number of posts previously read. When you click on the thread it takes you to the beginning instead of taking you to the newest unread post. Wouldn't it be better to have the thread state the number of toal posts and also the number of unread posts right next to it? 15 (4). Now, when you click on a thread it takes you to the first unread post. I know this can be done, because it is a standard feature on several other sites I frequent.