I can see the reasoning behind "view new topics".
DavidIQ wrote:You do realize that creating a new topic is the same as creating a new post right? I don't see the value in excluding new topics when looking at new posts. What would be the use case?
It's the other way around, excluding new posts in old topics when looking for new activity.
My concern would be UI - we already have a few links pertaining to searching for new/unread topics/posts and adding more would clutter that area even more.
For "view new posts", if it's topics that I replied to I just use egosearch. Viewing new posts in old topics across the entire board would not be very useful I would think. I do frequently want to wait a bit before replying to e.g. support topics, so I bookmark them but then never get back to them. Maybe "view new posts in bookmarked topics" or something like that would be useful.