Each topic created in the forum gets an icon associated with it. It sits just to the left of the topic title. They’re circular (usually) and have a little representation of text in them. Sometimes the tiny text is scrolling, sometimes not. Sometimes the text is red, sometimes black. Sometimes there’s a star.
I know there has to be a key to these symbols somewhere here on the site, but I can’t find it. Maybe I’ve not had enough coffee yet. Can someone please point me to that?