I tried to explain this before, and will attempt to try again.
Is there any way to have, under -each- board (Play-By-Post: Light, Play-By-Post: Bondage, D/s, S&M, General Sexiness, and the rest), a "mark all read" option? In all actuality this would take out the extreme games on "show unread posts" because if someone doesn't want them to show up there, they could simply click "mark all read" for the entire board, before clicking "show unread posts".
We now have Mark All Messages Read that marks everything on the forums as read, but blah..it takes me a awhile when I first sign on to get to that point. Here would be an ideal logging on for me:
1) Check My Topics
2) Go to the Game boards on the right side and click "Mark all read" under each board.
3)Go back and read anything new under the topics I personally care about.
So basically if I were to choose "Show unread posts", everyone else's stories/games would not come up (I won't have 2-3 pages of unread posts)