Most forums have a "view first unread" button for threads. I found one reference to pressing the "new icon" to show the first unread in the thread. Bit I don't see the icon or anything that looks like it will view the first unread post. I've been hitting "Go Down" then backing up.. kind of awkward. Is there a button that does the View First Unread in Thread function?
...I can only assume the board software somehow makes it awkward to implement or everyone is fine with a chain of new posts from mixed threads. Either way it looks like no joy.
guess I'll just switch to newest post at top of thread instead of chronological order.
Though it's neither a "button" nor a solution, the closest approach to a solution that I had for this same requirement was in Google Reader, which had a rather good Firefox add-in - "Google Reader Filter", that was really handy on DCF where you could have lots of new posts on the same/different threads, interspersed with new topic posts. I managed to get it so that the filter displayed only the latest post
in any ongoing discussion, thus, you only saw the latest
post (with a prefix "Re:") or the first
post of a new topic. This got rid of all the "noise" and greatly assisted skim-reading: