this has always been a problem at least for me, but it seems to have gotten significantly worse after the forums were updated.. basically i'll know that i'm 'watching' a thread, and i won't get alerts for new posts in it at all, despite new posts being made. before the update this didn't happen super often, but since the update i feel like i'm getting hardly any alerts for threads i know that i'm watching. sometimes when i click to the thread, -then- i get the alerts no matter how long ago the new posts were made. sometimes even this doesn't make the alert show up. is anybody else having this problem? or had it and fixed it? i scanned through the threads in this forum and didn't see anything but i may have missed it.