So how am I supposed to know when things appear here? I have no way of setting an alert or notification on a forum here. But I don't think that is enough for really key items either.
Secondly even if you do visit here constantly, there are only two ways of seeing these forums have new threads.
One is Whats New?
(which is an excellent resource and should IMO be far more accessible eg part of the breadcrumbs bar)
But it can change rapidly in one day and an item get overlooked among a lot of small stuff. These key forums should really show up highlighted in some way.
The other is when another user mentions there is a HYS or announcement. This is a good community so generally I do see this kind of mention but it is still not really appropriate that notices from the board management are dependent on ordinary members to alert each other.
Why not post a Notice up to tell us there's a new Announcement/ Have You seen?
Why not make these threads appear highlighted in What's New listings? Or selected threads appear highlighted would be neat for admins.
Why not add an option to add ourselves to a Notification list for those forums?
or to any forum for that matter.