Last week we introduced two new forums, since then we've been working on new features and functionality for the discussion forums. First of which (implemented today) is recording your last visit date on a per forum basis. In the past there was always a possibility of missing messages posted on other forums if you didn't visit them all in one session, now last visit is recorded invidually for each forum.
A concequence of this is that existing users may find forums showing [NEW] which don't have, this will clear itself as you visit each forum in turn, alternatively you can clean out your browser cache (and cookies).
We've also introduced a new forum named "Open Talk" to all those people missing the old Digital Cameras forum...