This one is probably more on us moderators than anything else. We've let this run a little wild the last year or more. It's a tough balance, because you don't want to be the "topic schoolmarm," but the problem you've described genuinely exists. I've been away a lot the last year due to family and personal issues, our moderator team is down some members who have stopped participating regularly, and that leaves those few left with a lot of ground to cover.I find I am getting really lost following some threads.
Would a feature that quotes the original poster on every reply help us to keep track?
I think maybe I am too young to use one of them.... I am subscribed to a couple, but they mostly just confuse me, and their archives are even worse.At least this isn't the chaos of an e-mail list.