what is "subscribing" to a thread?
I see this thing in my User CP about how I have no subscribed threads, and I see under the posting I'm making right now about "thread subscription" and "email notification." I'm confused: what exactly is entailed in "subscribing" to a thread? Does it involve getting an email every time there's a new posting (I don't want that), or is there a way to have the links to threads you are following all in one handy place when you come to the forum? If the latter, how do I "subscribe" to a thread?
Sorry if this has been answered hundreds of times before, but I've been looking for an answer for an hour now, and I can't find it.