Now, I would very much appreciate if people would follow up on threads they start, and mark their threads solved when they are. This way it would be so much easier to see at a glance what the status (and information content!) of a thread is.
This is all just more or less idle talk, but... how could we encourage people to do this more? A global persistent notice on the forum front page? (I'd support this, but some would probably say it's overkill.)
PS. IMO it's easiest to follow up your threads if you subscribe, but to each according to their liking.