SECOND! Well, the second SAMBer to get here, after Ever, but the third SAMBer to post here. Besides Gavin, of course.
1.) Doing anything on the SAMB. Unless I'm doing something that involves a conflict
2. I think you should have the option to turn on notifications for threads, so, for example, if you make a thread and turn notifications on for that thread, then you'll get notifications for whenever someone posts on your thread, so that you can reply imeediately. It would be a lot easier than repetitively checking to see if someone replied to your post. And you can turn notifications on for any thread, even if someone else made it. I've had this idea for a while and I really hope that you think about it because I really like this idea.
Also, are you and the other mods coming back? PLEASE come back, all of us have been missing you a lot. It's really difficult for us to handle conflicts without the mods always around to help like you used to be, especially with so many conflicts these days.