I replied to a topic not that long ago which automatically makes you follow it. I used to be able to click on the right hand side where it said "Following" and then select stop following. Is this no longer an option?
I just noticed that my AdBlock extension in Chrome showed that it blocked something on the forum. Can you take a guess at what it was?
Back to normal again....hopefully this will help someone else with the same problem.
Click on follow, then select Stop Following.
Which is exactly what you said you couldn't do, so maybe there's something else going on...
Here is a screenshot from one of the topics I was following. It disappeared!!
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