- Use gmail.
- Filter everything from the Adapt forum into an Adapt label, and bypass in tray.
- Set up another label "Follow-Adapt"
- Label your own threads with the "Follow-Adapt" label (which makes new responses stand out on the page, you can skim the other stuff)
One benefit. I have 100,000 responses from one forum in my labeled view. Search is quicker than the original by far than if I want to find something.
Just in case this is not clear, here is a picture, the purple shows the thread I am 'following', and you can see all the other threads I have read and those I have ignored:
Even though other forums I am on have gone to single thread subscriptions, I still use this, as it is has proven quicker than scanning any online RSS, list of new posts, browsing forums (etc) options. I don't have to go to a lot of sites - just my gmail links.
I don't like daily digest, I still have to do too much to engage. I still have to read too much. Then I have to click some more. :-)
There you go: your totally unsolicited piece of advice for the day.