Suggestion: Add a tab for discussions I started/have commented in
Is there an easy way to find them?
I like that idea -- what if you take it one step further and include everything you're "Following". I would prefer that to the email alerts. Those become overwhelming if I'm following a very popular discussion (e.g. the announcement of the new tree format last week).
I think there should be a separate favourites tab, while the recall of threads you recently posted in has a relatively short life (ie, I only want to see new posts from more recent threads, or threads that have new posts), I likely would want an easy access of list of threads I want to reference later regardless of change.
Like "Popular" – "New" – "Top All Time" – "Following", that would be definitely useful!! Plus, add in-site notifications, not email! Thanks guys.
Yes, it is unpleasant when I want to know replies of a thread and it turns out to be a big thread, resulting in mass emails. Emails could probably be compressed more into "5 new replies" in a weekly email or something and detailed following information would be put into optional notifications.
Interesting ideas! We'll be making improvements to the discussions soon. We'll keep these ideas in mind.