Once again I don't have permission to post I thought this was getting sorted . Wonder if this will work ?
Sounds like you might have clicked one of the filter options without realizing it. If you're on a PC, then look to the left and click the appropriate filter option to get the results you want. The next time you use the Recent Posts link, it will use those same filter options.MORE ranting!
Time was on here when you'd gone down the list of new posts, you could hit the F5 (refresh...) button and the list would be re-drawn with all your read posts vanished and more un-read ones in their place.
Not now, something has changed and your already read posts are still there but in fainter print, so you have to trawl all through the entire list to see any more un-read posts.