I may be misguided here, correct me if I am, but I get a little confused interpreting the "new posts" symbols for forums with sub-forums.

As I understand it, the symbol in the main forums list changes to "new posts" status if the forum itself contains new posts or if any of its subforums contains new posts.

If so:
1) This is redundant, as the main forums list also lists the subforums, with a status symbol for each sub- forum.
2) This is ambiguous, as I have to check the "parent" forum itself for any new posts, which there frequently aren't any!

Any way of changing this behaviour?