Ive been on other forums and on the front forum page there is a 10 most recent post section and it realy helps people gettin answers faster. And helps people who just started topics get looked at and not just brushed over.
Just my 2 cents.
If you're looking for answers to your posts, use the reply notification. If you're asking for an easier way to get people to respond to the newest posts? I think answers come to over 95% of questions, but sometimes people don't want to chime in until others have.