Originally posted by AlexYou could make the little NEW icon clickable or something so you wouldn't have to design a new icon even!
I'm not sure what you mean. Are you regularly marking the forum read? If so, there's already a "Show New Only" link if you're seeing all the messages in a thread - and you're free to edit your profile to show ONLY new messages.
I think that has already been WELL proven, actually. I recall being inspired by whatever "W" was up that week, as it was pretty original. I had to assume you had not received any refrigerator magnet-created submissions.