You may have noticed some new behavior on the site, here's the lowdown:
-Upon returning to a previously viewed topic with new posts, the older posts have been collapsed and grayed out, making it very obvious which posts are new to you.
-If you're not logged in, viewing a topic you haven't read before, or where you've already read everything, nothing will happen.
-Clicking on John in "Steve replied to John" will highlight and open John's post if it is collasped.
Play around with it and let us know what you think, we hope that this will address a lot of issues 'hounds were having with the site.