We need a way to control what goes into the notifications / alerts. On our forum we are all flooded with stuff there to a point where it doesn't serve any purpose. We don't have any way to see threads that we are involved in getting responses or people trying to reach us from the volume of unimportant data alerting through the same channel.
In additional unread, recent, etc. There needs to be something reporting on the activity in threads we are interested in. Even better would be alerts via email. Over on http://mangolassi.it/ everyone is clamoring for that one.