Why are the "Suggested Topics" only topics I've already visited?

Beneath every thread on this forum lies a section called “Suggested Topics.”

Something I’ve gradually noticed since the forums launched is that these suggested topics are only ever topics that I’ve already clicked on and read through. At this point, it seems safe to assume that this is not merely a coincidence, but actually the function and purpose of this section. Yet, I can’t help but wonder, “why?”

The site already has functionality to bookmark and keep up-to-date on old threads, so it seems like it would be more useful to have this section point me towards similar threads that I haven’t clicked on yet.

If you read all the comments in those threads it should display new threads. For whatever reason it takes the threads in your “Unread” section and promote them to the top of the list.

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