Rick (and perhaps others),
I know full well your fear that you might "miss something" on the MC. Seems like only a year ago I could log on and read all of the threads. There are just too many now. And so, I do miss somethings.
If you want to follow up on music requests you might try typing lyr in the filter and set the age for whatever length of time you want to cover. It brings up most of the music related threads.
I ignore some threads based on title. For example, I have not logged onto the Bobby Sands thread. Having read comments about it here, I am glad of that. It was about what I would have expected.
Occasionally, I will skip a thread and then get "suckered in" because the number of posts keep growing. I guess I'm thinking "Could that many people be wrong?" Well, yes, sometimes they can.
I have skipped the Mudcat Tavern and it's relatives, because they seemed to be clearly a "social" thing. Of course, I have missed out on Jello wrestling and the velcro wall of death because of that. I have also missed out on a few postings where I would have wanted to reach out and comfort someone in as best a cyber way as I could.
In my life, I have learned, as Art might say, "I can't have it all."
Roger in Baltimore