I don't know about you lot, but I feel I have failed in some way if i've posted several replies across multiple threads, signed in 5-12 hours later and have no notifications. So i propose that perhaps if this happens the system could send you a token notification that says "Well, at least you tried". Or perhaps I'm just an attention whore since the update, though i suspect it's probably that since we have the abilities to reduce our own personal audience and exposure and generally circle jerk with a smaller audience than before bungie.next, it hurts that little bit more when someone doesn't reply to your brilliant analysis of a troll post or a news article that someone has brought to the general attention of the community. All i'm saying is that, if you see a well thought out and interesting reply to a thread that hasn't received the attention you think it should've - reply to it; I suspect that you'll make the author that little bit happier.
You're welcome for the notification :) I know I felt really good when people started posting on my threads. I've had a few lengthy conversations with some people, and having my phone bleep at me all day or waking up to 10 notifications makes me feel like I'm important around here. (Actually my favorite notification to get is when someone follows me. Makes me feel special.)