I usually just use the email alerts (Gmail dumps then all under the forum tab) and I have rules to automatically delete any with the word moderator or kudos in them.
I do not the new notifications button at the top that seems to do the same thing
Note the forum upgrade has made one huge functional change. Whereas only new posts appeared at the top of RECENT posts, now any follow up post seems to bring it up to
We've sent off a list of bugs for the tech guys to look into as soon as possible.
Keep any more observations you come across coming.
Peter, for Private Messages for now you need to click on the subject line of the PM to be able to open it. We've got this one on the list (and the not being able to send one in the first place).
One thing that seems confusing is the new SUBJECT line per individual post. The email notifications I get use whatever someone puts in. So instead of a heads up that the "New Forum" thread has a new post I get a semi random SUBJECT that could be a REPLY to something or a new THREAD.
I think that if a person doesn't supply a SUBJECT then the system just uses the first sentence in the post as a default making matter more confusing.