As per my post here: https://community.jivesoftware.com/thread/112041
We have a user who has come up with an interesting idea, and I was curious if it is possible with the current system, or if I should raise this as an suggestion. As per the forum user:
I think for the most part that most users including myself, when they log on want to know how many new posts are in their threads that they are involved with, let me illustrate my point. This below will be a nice widget ideal.
Thread Title Total Posts Read Posts Unread Posts
Thread A 437 430 7
Thread B 15 15 0
Thread C 289 288 1
Thread D 22 1 21
See then we can click on the number of the unread posts and it will take us directly to the first unread post in that Discussion or Thread. Now if you Click on the Thread Title it was take you directly at the beginning of the Thread. Total Posts and Read Posts would be obsolete in directing you to anywhere. I hope this helps illustrating my point.