I would be very interested in getting more details about the
problem you are having with the Newest Nodes client, so that I
(or Shendal, but most likely the problem is in my end)
can fix it. I have tried to make the NewestNodes.pm module
resistent against some of the server "misbehaviors" that I have
encountered, but I'm sure I haven't encountered all of them.
in reply to Newest Notes by Old Thread vs. New Thread
Once you get the Newest Nodes client working, it should serve
your original purpose, because it marks read nodes in a different
color. And the latest version even keeps persistent state, so
you can exit the client, come back later and still know which
nodes you have read.