in reply to How do you track nodes/replies of interest?
For instance I'm highlighting myself and some authors I prefer to ignore.°
Furthermore: I'm using a Nodelet Hack in JS to fold all threads in RAT ², so you could exempt those you wanna "track".
NB: AFAIK does RAT have a max time window, hence if you only log in in yearly intervals this approach will fail.
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery
°) "negative" interest ;-)
³) see RAT Style Settings