Although I have tracking for threads turned off in my preferences, I have lately been sometimes seeing those gray and blue circles with numbers in them for one topic (thread) in a particular category (forum, e.g. ATMB).
When I refresh the page, these numbers go away, even though I do not visit the topic.
This seems an odd course of events. I would expect that, since I have that option turned off, I would never be set to following a thread in the first place. But it seems it is being set, and then the refresh then remembers that my preferences.
No matter what the cause, this seems to be a bug. It seems, in fact, to be a regression, as I’ve only seen it happening or less than a week, at most.