Depending on your equipment
, tablet etc.) the forum has a rich set of features to "speed" up your progress if you are only interested in certain things.
I have a few forums
on "ignore" because I don't care for the topic.
On the menu bar I flip between clicking "subscribed threads" (which gives you any thread you've posted to or subscribed to regardless of "new" posts or not and clicking "New Posts" Which only gives posts you haven't read.
To find "specific stuff" I use the Custom Google
search it is very powerful and only searches CF.