Let's say there are no new posts in a forum, all are marked as read. I reply to thread XYZ, it gets posted and I view it to make sure I've not made an ass out of myself (don't even think about it Budder
After viewing the thread I go back to the forum I just replied in and my reply is the newest, MARKED AS READ. Then I go to the forum index and it shows up as being a new reply even though I just read it. (new post colored icon) I have to go in and either read it again or mark all as read in that forum.
Realize that I cruise each forum, read and mark all as read in each forum and move on to the next. The color of the icon alerts me to new posts and my replies are triggering the colored icon even though I've viewed my reply and even marked it as read.
I really am being picky here, but I have to go back into that forum and re-read or mark as read to make the icon go grey for that forum.
Clear as mud? I think I am confused now.