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Yes, the recent post functionality is instead under hot topics on the landing page (and only for topics and not posts).
It seems as there's a lot of potential functionality when it comes to topics/posts but it's implemented in a really poor way. What I would suggest is that the functionality of unread posts, hot topics and search is combined to make a message board. I think that that would be an actual improvement from the old forum. A place where you can see all new posts and topics, filter by location, date, etc. and sort by date, views, likes, etc.
I guess we won't be going back, but what is that old saying "If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it." Apart from tying the log in to Graphisoft User accounts I can't see one thing that is better in this new forum. 🙄 Not sure who makes these decisions, but some interaction by GS with users before making these changes might help making more informed choices that work.
Just found another hidden/scattered functionality. Under options for a topic it is possible to float the topic. This means that the topic will be pinned at the top of the list of forum posts for the specific forum.
It is also possible to float an entire forum but I haven't been able to see what that does.
The terminology is still all over the place topic/discussion/thread, pinned/floated.
I guess that there is a lot of functionality at the backend that could be used to increase and deepen user interaction. But given the implementation - that sure stands as an irony.