(1) Add Watch this thread to the Quick Reply area (as it is in the Full Editor).
(2) Add Like this Thread (aka First Post Like) to Quick Reply Area.
=== Mockup2 === more subtle Watch Like links.
(1) Watching threads keeps people coming back and getting alerts ! Make it convenient to Watch threads.
(2) Xenforo enables sorting a forum based on First Post Likes. Unfortunately, when a thread is many pages ... First Post liking drops off alot (sadly). Make it convenient to Like the first post.