I appreciate that people read these Forums in various ways, but, depending on what you are trying to do, you may also find it useful to experiment with the "View new posts" and "View active topics" links on the home page.
I think there's probably a misunderstanding. Not sure if from my part or from yours. What I mean is to add said link not above the link "View new posts". What I'm saying is to add the "Mark forum read" link inside the section which shows the new posts, at the top of it. This way people, like me, who read the forums through the "new posts" section, can just click once to mark forums read. Presently I have to go to the main page and then click on the link.
This is a typical first world problem, I realise that.
Nevertheless, it would be nice.
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"