I took a look at the old board and see what you are talking about. That feature is not duplicated in the stock version of this new forum software. There is something similar though. You can locate all the topics that you want to keep track of and be able to get to fairly easily by "subscribing" to that topic.
There are a couple of ways to subscribe to a topic. You can go to your UserCP
and click on Edit Options. Find the Messaging & Notification section and change the Default Thread Subscription Mode to Instant email notification or one of the other available options for notification. That will automatically subscribe you to any future messages you post. You can change that setting for any message you are composing in the message editor window's options, below the message composition box.
Another way to subscribe to a topic is to find the topic, click on the title to open it and then click the Thread Tools Link near the top of the message list and select Subscribe to this Thread. You will be notified of any new messages each time someone replies. This is how you would subscribe to any existing topics that you want to keep track of. You can unsubscribe from any topic in the same way. If you have subscribed to a topic you no longer want to follow, just click on the Thread Tools link and unsubscribe.
Any subscription to topics you have will be listed in your UserCP. If there are new messages in that topic, you will see them listed with a down-pointing arrow next to the title. Click the arrow to be taken to the first new message you have NOT read yet.
Topics that you have subscribed to that have no new messages will still be available in your UserCP, but it requires you to click the link, "View all Subscribed Threads".
There may be add-ons at a later time that will bring certain features the old board had that this one doesn't. You are welcome to start a new topic in the support forum for "Requested Features" and I am sure that Len will give them every consideration. Unless of course it's something like "click here to receive a box of quarters". I don't think he'll go for anything like that. :eek: