A few times recently there have been threads that I have been interested in but not posted in for whatever reason. Since I am normally an infrequent poster (during school term that is
) I lose track of the threads I wanted to "check in" on. As far as I can tell my options are to post for updates or choose "Notify". Both of these seem to be a bit OTT for most threads - I particularly dislike posting for updates as it ties the thread up and interferes with genuine discussions. I will freely admit that the only reason I don't like "Notify" is that it feels (to me) a little stalker-y to actually get an email about a thread. Foolish, probably, but there it is.
So a suggestion - next time the forum will be updated (probably not for ages) would it be possible to get a 'follow' option where you can choose to have a thread appear in "New replies" even if you haven't posted in it?
I don't know how useful other people would find it, so I am happy to include a poll if others think that would be useful.