Criticism or advice, I'll take them both. It's a good way to see where improvements are needed.
The VIP status is achieved when someone hits about 110 posts. Another case will be if we know someone really well through moderating with them on another forum, or from having them as a writer, if they work as a contributor on one of our sites, etc.
a facility to see just the threads that you have contributed to.
I'm not sure if that is possible or not because I haven't seen it. If you want to post the url of the forum where you saw it feel free. If you don't want to publicly that is fine too. It's something I'll have to look into.
We do have the ability to subscribe to threads. For example, you respond to a post and you want to be sure you are notified when someone else responds. Here are the steps:
- If you look just above the first post you'll see a pull down menu labeled "Thread Tools"
- Click that and you'll be presented with some options including "Subscribe to This Thread"
- Click on that and you'll be able to be notified when there are new posts.
Great questions and comments. Keep them coming and I'll look around for something closer to what you described.