Re: SO annoyed this this site at times!!!!!!!!
It took me a while to figure out ways to do things around here too. Sorry if it seems overcomplicated.
The easiest way to post pics is to NOT use the image uploader. Load your pics to a site like photobucket or flickr and then just insert the links.
If you want to get notifications of posting on any thread, you need to "subscribe" to it.
In the bar above the post, there is a tab that says "THREAD TOOLS". Go down and choose "subscribe" - then you can decide what type of notifications to recive.
I think you can also set your user CP to subscribe to all threads you start .... but I've never done that, seems like it would be annoying!