Automated email replies?
On other boards in which I participate, I have the option of receiving emails in my inbox when someone has responded to a topic when I've posted to that topic, or started a topic.
In that email is a link to that topic.
Is that going to be implemented here? I find it VERY handy. Hey Oko, are you listening? ;-)
It hasn't been an issue for me on Wine Therapy, eRobertParker and other sites that have this feature. eRP is as heavily-trafficked as this site. An option for that feature is whether one wants to be notified or not. The default on both boards is no. The user has to select a check box or pick that option from a pulldown menu.
So yes, I do wish for that. ;-)
That's great for boards that deal with highly specific or obsure interests, or are lightly trafficked, but you must have noticed that threads in Chowhound often get dozens of responses in a very short period of time. Are you sure you want to be notified of each one of them? As my mother would say, "be careful what you wish for...."