An idea that occurred to me when I was using busy courses:
The problem: in courses where many forum messages are generated, I often find that when I log into the course to see what's new, I find so many new messages that I barely find the time to read them, not to mention replying to some of them.
The solution: Make it possible to 'flag' messages. This could be used as a way to mark messages which I want to reply to later. Flagged messages could be accessed via the "Forums" page.
I'm posting it here rather than in the bug tracker, because here we can discuss it first. Once there are some conclusions, I will file a feature request (or not, if it turns out to be useless ).
What do you all think?