If you gaze deeply into the names of the people online, you may notice that if they are in the process of starting a new thread or leaving a new reply, their name will appear red (or black) on white background. I was thinking this might help you decide whether to stick around for another couple minutes, or not open a TNA PPV thread because you can see someone else is - although it didn't stop the two people in this world who care about Buff Bagwell from simultaneously starting threads, did it - well, at least it looks neat.
I may change the colours, or I may not. It's not something you're likely to see at any time but it DOES kinda stand out if you see it now.
It must be a cache issue on my end. I marked a few forums read and only Pro Wrestling was giving me trouble. The clock was correct, but it was still marked NEW. I went into the forum and threads were still marked NEW.