in reply to How do you track nodes/replies of interest?
My experiences with RSS are limited and dated°, but I can think of RSS-readers which might help you tracking certain nodes comfortably outside this webpage.
Plz compare also the other XML tickers in What XML generators are currently available on PerlMonks?
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery
°) apparently there are also 3rd party webservices offering to message you, YMMV