Sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out. Thanks.
On the old forum I used the Active Topics feature and had it automaticallly update every 15 minutes, showing posts from the last 30 minutes. I kept the browser on screen with whatever I am working on (Word, V.B., Solitaire, etc.) in the foreground and small enough that the Active Topic page was barely visible to one side. When I noted the page updated I could view the new posts that I was interested in, maybe check other sites and then go back to what I was doing. It worked well, but now the new Active Topics page does not automatically update (not that I have noticed, anyway) so I need a new method of monitoring for new postings.