I can't say if there are other things that don't show up under 'view new posts' but my recent thread in Off-Topic, which has had some hits, and in which I am quite interested, does not.
but signing on does require two extra screen changes
Quotebut signing on does require two extra screen changesFor the initial time only. Select remember me and you never sign in again.
Staying permanently signed on? Nothing stays when I close the browser. That isn't going to change.
I saw the list of forums (17,27,28,29,33,34,39,41,42,44,43,45,49,46,50,53,52) and I could probably even figure out which is which.
From the top-level category “Hydrogenaudio Forum”, only threads from General Audio, Polls, Listening Tests, and Scientific Discussion are displayed on the Portal. Wiki Discussion is not shown. Neither is anything from Digital Audio/Video – something that I suggest be changed. Nothing is shown for foobar2000, which obviously makes sense, although apparently it confuses some people enough that they miss the link in the menu and post in General Audio. Finally, none of General Music Discussion, Off-Topic, or the Recycle Bin are listed on the Portal, which makes sense.
What that doesn't tell me is why. It seems dysfunctional. I like HA, I look at it almost every day. but it has more peculiar restrictions than any other forums I've ever used.
I didn't say annoying, I said dysfunctional. It seems to me that, since "Portal" is part of the forum, if a topic has been posted to recently, in any part of HA, it should appear in Portal. That is very simple and straight forward.