I understand that new section would make zero sense to remove notifications of any new post on the site.. that would make that page pointless. Watched I don't use, cause I don't subscribe/watch threads. Started, I want to know when someone responds to a thread I started, cause I created it. Replied is a gray area for me where I use it basically as a watched category.. I want to know about responses on threads that I replied to.. even if i was not specifically replied to or quoted, and generally if I reply to a thread, I am happy to know when those threads are added to. But there are some threads which you reply to that take on a life of their own.. and they show up in the replied section with no way to turn their inclusion in the replied list off... like an ignore thread feature. If its in the replied section.. I MUST check it! If it's in the new section.. I generally don't check it cause I seek out new posts elsewhere.