That's still there. The "Whats New" button shows all the New Since Last Log In posts. And if you Mark All Read, the "What's New" allows you to just see the new posts in time order. The "Alerts" button tells you replies to conversations you are participating it. I think the user profile defaults to having all the features checked, like getting alerts and email notices. You should get an Alert (little red tag on the Alert button on the top menu bar) and an email alert that I replied to your message. I love the home page and plan to imitate it on another forum. It is basically taking all the message content on the forum and using it for content on the home page. Way less work for mother as the home page is automatically updated as new messages and files are posted on the forum. It is much better looking, higher resolution? More modern use of the web tools? Definitely looks like an upgrade kind of like going from PC to Mac. Just looks better and works a bit differently but does all the same stuff...and more.