On most forums there is an option to automatically subscribe to (“watch”) any thread I post in. For some reason, maybe for legal reasons, it never seems to be the default, but it’s there. On this forum, it isn’t an option, as far as I can see. There’s only:
“Send me an email when someone quotes me, replies to my post, mentions my @username, or invites me to a topic”
That’s not the same thing because if someone posts a reply which was meant for me but doesn’t use the Reply button on my post or refer to me by @username (as happened earlier today), then I don’t get an email notification unless I’ve thought to manually choose to watch the thread.