As far as orange vs blue thread titles, I am noticing that the difference from this forum version as compared to the old version is that in the old version, the new posts would appear highlighted only for that new session which I logged into. After that session, if I logged in again the posts would appear as old regardless of whether I had read any or all of those new posts. Presently however, as Tailgunner points out, the posts remain orange until you actually read them. I kind of liked the old way simply for personal convenience sake since I only actually read about 1/3rd of all posts. I know certain topics don’t interest me at all, and so to have the unread topics appear as not highlighted in the next log-in session was handy to me to identify which posts were actually new to me. I new which posts were of interest and I knew if I had already read them of course anyway. It’s no huge deal, now I just have to check the dates in the right-hand column to double-check if a posts is new or not, and I have to think a little harder as to whether a post is an ongoing one with new responses or whether it is actually a new one just blending in with all the other new ones. Again, the date-check alleviates that. I continue to explore the new user options though and I will probably eventually find a good way to view everything.
Another question: If I open an old post from the previous version, can I post a response to one of those and will it appear in the new forum? Or if I wanted to somehow re-birth an old post to have all of the original responses, would I have to cut & paste everything in a new topic?