Originally Posted by codprawn
Totally agree - real pain having to mark things as read/unread etc.
if it ain't broke don't fix it!!!
OK, you've got me baffled. I don't understand what you are finding difficult.
You don't have to mark things as read/unread. The system now does it automatically, message by message, based on whether you have actually read the message or not. Just like an email program.
If you chose not to read all the messages then you can manually mark sections (or the whole forum) as read if you want to. That's the only time you should need to do anything other than just read the messages.
Is it not working for you?