Personally, I think this is a bad idea.
There are those like myself who don't read long threads and as this thread gets longer it makes it more difficult to locate any pertaining information.
If you do not follow the thread religeously it becomes very easy to miss the news of new firmware releases. A lot can happen in say 2 weeks if you let that time slip by without visiting the thread.
I think new releases are better posted as they were, where the subject line is right up front and pretty much describes the contents of the thread for all to see.
This would only be effective if the first post of this thread is updated to reflect the new firmware whenever there is a new release, rather than having to sort through pages and pages just to find out if there is a new release.
Just some constructive criticism.