wouldn't it be a good idea to have some kind of notification of any new posts in your own thread so that you dont' have to check it every shingle minute. like maybe an email or maybe notification on AIM that has a hyperlink to your thread... if that's even possible...
They have this at other forums, like the RvB forums for example. I had it on, than 24 hours later my inbox was flooded with emails. I don't really like that function. And you also don't have to check every single minute. Check under the right hand column titled last post when looking through the topics of a forum. If it still says your name, no new replies.