Really strange view! The way I see it, if you login and post something, it is not spam if a notification is sent to you upon replies to your post! How can you see this as spam???
Even on my own board I always forget to check the "notify me" box, and I don't always get notified when a user post a message or a reply. Seems I have to subscribe to each forum and each topics, and check "notify me" on every replies I post, and for me, it's a pain in the you know what. I wish to get notified at all times, on the entire forum, all the topics, everything.
I didn't get a notification when you posted here, even though I checked "notify me" on my first reply. Do we have to check that box all the time??? everytime I reply??? Can't we just make it checked by default?
I understand not to receive a notification if I haven't posted/replied to a topic. But if I post a reply, it should automatically assume I want to know who else replies to the topic or my reply. If I create a new topic, then off course I want to be notified of all replies to it. This should be the default, it sure isn't spam.