[suggestion] watch thread option
It would be handy if one could kind of subscribe to particular thread to receive email notifications when there is some discussion ongoing. At the moment this only works if I post a reply and check that "Notify me via email when someone posts in this thread" option. Sometimes I want to closely follow the discussion but have nothing to write. Leaving a "this is a dummy message to get email notification" isn't not really smart, is it? :-)
PS: I know of the RSS feature - but this might be too much if you just want to watch only a few threads.
We added a "Subscribe to this thread"-option (link below the thread title) a while back, that would solve your use-case right?
Perhaps we need to make it more visible, maybe add an e-mail icon or something.
Umpf ... I should get some new glasses :-)
Maybe the link should go below the text of the first post or above the "post a reply" box. The natural flow of reading goes from top to bottom, I'm not used to scroll back to do some actions on the previously read text.
Also the wording is different:
It says "Subscribe to this thread" below the headline and "Notify me via email when someone posts" in the reply box. Although both functions are identical.
Good points, I'll have a think and possibly add it to our next forum change. :)