I don't follow any forums, and don't even know what that does. If there's a forum I want to "follow", I just click on it, and look at new threads. Then I Follow any specific threads that interest me. Maybe there's a better way?It isn't the same as "Unread Watched Threads". It shows all followed threads that are unread (which is the same) and it shows unread threads with new posts in followed forums (which is not the same).
I guess I could unfollow all the forums but from what others have posted that results in unread content from all the forums.