I was trying to discover more precisely the behavior of the following settings option:
Receive reply notification only for the first unread reply.
In particular, I wanted to find out if that also toggles whether subesequent new topic notifications will be sent without visiting the board in between. (FYI, it actually does.)
Sincerely sorry to waste people's time... I was hoping the newbie forum would be full of enough garbage that nobody would notice.
I do have a normal account here, but the test I needed to perform required having 2 accounts, which is why I needed this one sa well.
At least I have shared the results of my research
If SMF actually had a decent way to systematically find out about new topics, all this would have been avoided.