My way of using the forum, is by the "new thread" thing.
basically, I have bookmarked the link:
But since a few weeks, I was surprised to see the forum almost dead, with no new posts. I realized recently that there are tons of new messages, but it's just that this webpage don't show them to me.
My options on this page are:
content search: empty
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