One thing I'm not understanding is the Alerts, for example:
I "watch" a topic and have it set to show an alert and send an email. When I get the email I go to the thread and read it, but the alert remains active.
Similarly, it seems that if I'm on the forum and browse to a thread I'm watching that has an alert, the alert remains active.
In both situations, shouldn't the individual alert for the item browsed be removed? It seems I'm forced to go to the alerts and clear them out, even if I've already seen the items.
So, shouldn't reading an item remove it from the "red alerts" count at the top of the page?