There are a LOT of threads that I want to track, so it's not unusual for me to have 20-100 Alerts in my list when I see the red balloon over the Alerts link in the upper right corner, to the right of the Inbox. But as soon as I click that Alerts link, even if I DON'T get a chance to read them all, I lose all of the flags to the unread posts. This is extremely frustrating! How do I configure the settings so that I don't lose that entire list? That is, configure so that the red Alert balloon stays on my Alerts list link and the red balloon reflects the number of remaining alerts either not read or not intentionally dismissed? This is one design issue that has frustrated me from the very beginning of using otherwise excellent forum software.