I like the forum update in general, but I am confused about how the ‘dismiss’ option works.
If I scroll to the foot of the unread items, having reviewed the list, I may want to ‘mark as read’ all the items (as I used to be able to do). However I am very reluctant to check the box which implies that any future posting in the dismissed topic will not be visible as a new unread posting. A future posting might steer the topic in a direction that I want to see. Clicking dismiss without checking the box leaves the postings still marked as unread, so I am not clear what the purpose of leaving an empty checkbox is.