I really like how I can click "show new replies to your posts" and get a list of threads I'm interested in (that I've posted in, which have new messages) all on one page. But, sometimes I read a thread and I'm interested in following it further, but I don't feel like I have anything to contribute to it myself. Is there a way to track the threads easily without posting in them?
If not, how do people feel about "posting for updates" posts? I know I've used this phrase in posts a few times myself, but I always go on to say something else that I try to make relevant and helpful. But, sometimes it's hard to think of anything that I feel would really add to the discussion.