Recent Posts and New Posts Explained. If you have been away from the forum, clicking on New Posts will show you every new post made since your last visit. If you read or post in any of those threads, the threads ceases to be 'new' to you and will disappear from the new posts view. This is a great way of ensuring that you miss nothing while you have been away. Just keep clicking through until the new posts is empty or only full of threads you are not interested in. Recent Posts show you the latest posts from every forum, whether you have read them before or not.