But it is only an additional indicator, the thread title is bold/un-bold as standard so doesn't really need additional identifiers but the profile pic being faded/greyscaled or anything else would add just that for you...Grey scaled is bad idea imo, would look confusing if member uploaded black-white photo of him/herself.
I kind of like that as an alternative.Star image is the biggest confusion imo. New post? Or watched thread? Or thread that rated as 1 star?
I am not convinced that bolded text is enough too. How about something like this;
Agreed.If you mix read and unread threads, you get the title moving back and forth, which is something we wanted to avoid.