I'd love to have the ability when a topic i've subscribed to has had a number of posts since my last visit to be able to go to the first new post since my last visit (Don't think this feature exists at the moment).
This would make following a thread much easier as i wouldn't have to try and remember which page i was on previously.
I did confirm tonight that what you are seeking is indeed in vB4, below are a few screenshots and it works as intended- View First Unread (the blue arrow icon), when clicked, takes you right to the first unread post in any thread.
This isn't to be confused with subscriptions, as they are separate but also in vB4 and will be present when we make the move.
That is the plan, to keep things as similar as possible with just the updated vB4 software and look.
As for an ETA, the new Forum should go live soon (in the next few days to a week perhaps?) but once it does a lot of work will have to be done at that time as only so much can be done while it isn't live, so we may have to turn off the Forum a bit while finishing it but once it's done it will be done!
Is there a sneak-peak page were we can go to take a more interactive look? (I realise this may be unlikely because there is bound to be quite a bit of fiddling when you actually go live - but have noticed that you do seem to have taken screenshots based on a very up to date database, so just hoping for a glimpse at what we can expect)
Well keep in mind it's been 3 weeks since I started this thread and we have been working on it since then, so for us we are already into this project almost a month and by the time it goes live it will probably be a month since we started work.
We are just finishing work on 1 plug-in at the moment and then we need to install vBSEO4 which is the upgrade of vBSEO3 that we are currently using and then move forward with installing vB4 live basically.