Notification system, please?

Alright The Verge staff, don't call me crazy just yet, hear me out!

I love being able to interact in the forums here. Commenting, reading ideas and thoughts, and sometimes just laughing at trolls (guilty), but with all my comments and posts, it'd be nice to have some kind of notification system. I know what you're thinking, "the number of responses and comments to your post is under the header in your profile", but I propose a better solution! Why not continue to have that, but have a dedicated area that shows the number of replies and comments that are unread. That is, you can sign in and know exactly what post you need to look at rather than looking through all of your posts or comments. I know it sounds weird, but I think that it'd be a good idea.

With that being said, it'd also be pretty cool to have replies and comments on your post pushed to your phone through The Verge app!