There seems to have been a mega increase in forum users posting the above or similar messages to threads recently. In my humble opinion this just clutters-up the site and has clearly confused some posters of the original question.
If you want to save a reference to a thread in Internet Explorer simply click on Favorites then Add to Favorites. You can give the Favorite a name of your choice and you will find it easier subsequently to find the thread. You can even create an "Adding to my postings" folder in Favorites if you wish.
All very well but if you often access the forum from pc's at different locations,it is the only way to (easily) access postings you may need. Also simply bumping the post or even adding to it does the same trick----legitimately.
Oh and before you ask, I personally save in "my favourites" whenever I am at home.
Perhaps if you post anything that other people think worth retaining you should be flattered rather than annoyed at how they do it.
VoG you should be more flattered than most,given the amount of good advice you dish out!!! ;o)))