Topic starting point

Just noticed that if I click on a recent topic, then I get taken to that topic but I appear to be presented with the starting point of the topic, rather than the last and latest posting.
Not sure if this is something in settings or just the way it’s now set up

I find the whole setup of the forum REALLY confusing.

What really annoys me is that I cannot figure out reading replies to the posts I’m following…

If you click on the numbered small grey circle showing how many new posts that you haven’t read, that takes you to the first of the unread posts


You get taken to the top of the topic if you haven’t been on the topic before and if you have been on the topic and read all responses you get taken to the bottom of the thread.

Many thanks