I think the spectacles thing may be from watching a forum. Possibly when a new thread is started. TBH I've started ignoring the spectacles. The equivalent green dots on the old WS were my go to for finding content I was interested in. But the 'watched threads' function seems reliable and gives me what I need. As for new posts, I haven't noticed a problem, but I appreciate we may all be viewing slightly different things. Could you post up an example of new posts not showing? (Thinking about it, I'm not sure if that is possible.) As far as I can see 'new posts' only shows new unread posts. There is an option for 'recent posts' which shows everything, read or unread, maybe that will fix your issue.