I apologize but this has been bugging me a bit since I joined the forums and I wanted to offer a suggestion for it.
Would it be possible to add thread subscriptions at all? If I'm missing how to do this than please tell me, but otherwise I don't see this anywhere on the forums. In other forums, when a member would create a thread or respond to a thread, they would be subscribed to it. Users could also just manually subscribe to a thread if they wanted to watch it. The user's control panel would then have a list of subscribed threads along with new updates on comments to that thread and the last person to comment under the thread.
That would make watching threads and participating in conversations a lot easier. As is now, I have to remember to track down a thread if I want to see a response, remember the name of the thread, search my name for threads I responded to, or hope that someone tags me in a response. That just seems like a very unorganized way to do it. Thread Subscriptions could keep make that much better. Good examples can be found at Desura and XDA-Developers.