On other forums I've used, when there's a response to an older thread it kicks it back up to the forefront so that people can see there's been new activity on it. I don't see that here, or am I missing something? It seems that unless I specifically subscribe to a topic I don't see subsequent posts.
I'm using flat view for both the main egghead forum menus and the individual topics when I click on them. An experienced egger talked me through that setup!