On "subscribing" to module porting/updating issues
Come on people, STOP IT! You know who you are. "Subscribing" to an issue on a drupal.org project (can we guess which ones, people?) simply fills the thread full of useless comments, cluttering up any valid discussion enough to make any maintainer cry.
So, again, please stop. Bookmark the issue. Use RSS. Visit the Contributed Module Status group on groups.drupal.org, and help maintain the current branches status list - get some links to the relevant issues in there for us all to "subscribe" to!
And of course, if you really want the issue to enter into your "My Issues" queue, then contribute something more worthwhile than "subscribing" or "..."