I know we can request to receive email updates when new posts are made in a topic, but didn't there used to be a way to follow a discussion without first posting a reply to it? Sometimes I would like to receive notifications before I jump in and make a comment in a thread.
Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights for you. It's not pie.
"I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag." -Molly Ivins
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and it really annoys the pig.