If you want to see what people post and only for specific forums.(IE you could care less what's posted in other forums), Use search.
In upper right corner, where it says "Enter search word", click the search lens, and select "Unread Posts". It will show you all posts, as threads, of the forums you are interested in only (only ones that you have turned on). As you read them, they will disappear off the list. This is how I navigate the boards, I use it to quickly search all boards of interest, read what I want, then continue on my way.
I will tell you a story.
It was a rainy day, I just landed in Columbia. Waited for my taxi on a pretty dirty sidewalk near the airport. My taxi arrived, I got in. The driver was a small papito, bearded with a hazy smile. I told him the location where I have to get and shout: "Vamos!", I was running late in my schedule. We arrived, I jumped out leaving him few american dollars on top of everything, I was happy to get till my hotel - safely. Till the entry was about 100 meters. It was a straight-lined road with some cheap flowers in sides. I saw some cop cars with flashing lights in front of entrance. I approached cautiously. I noticed few wounded, dead bodies laying down on the sidewalk, right in front of entrance. I jumped back.
There was that cop, another Mexican papito (even if he wasn't Mexican), bearded with a hazy smile. I asked him: "What happened, are they dead, who shot them, why it's happening here so often..", and all he gave me was this: "To get in the hotel go around, use service entrance."
You are like that cop in my story, instead of understanding the problem and seeking for the answers to solve it or just giving me explanations why it can't be done, you give me some shivery side-roads to go on. Very well appreciated.