Hey all, this may be the wrong place for this, but I wasn't sure if "Site Tips/Tools/Suggestions" was the right place either...so I'm erring on the side of this being general chit-chat.

Is there any way to permanently mark one specific thread as "Read"? I'm just a little tired of seeing "1 Unread Post", eagerly clicking to see what someone has posted, only to find it's just the same long thread getting one more response.

As an example, the JAO sticky thread seems to get a bump every now and again, but I frankly don't have the time or interest to read through all 1,000+ posts just to gain some context for the most recent post.

So...is there a way to just label it as permanently "Read", or will I just have to deal with the false sense of excitement created whenever I see that "Unread Post" button light up?