I'm new to these forums, but I'm a huge GTD fan and I've been working for over a year to figure out a solid GTD system for myself.
I'm a director at a company managing a 16 person team, and I work with many outside parties. I get over 100 emails a day, and my biggest problem is that part of my duties is just to "know what's going on" and swoop in and solve problems if they crop up.
So, there's a lot of stuff that I need to keep track of, for which there is neither a real next action nor a specific "waiting on". I get cc'ed on enormous email threads that I don't really need to do anything about - unless something goes wrong (a producer on my team suddenly makes a terrible suggestion, etc.)
Were the volume of these emails small, this wouldn't be a big deal - but this is what the bulk of my email consists of, and I spend an inordinate amount of time figuring out where to store it, when to file it away as done - in general, just worrying about it.
I even tried setting up an email folder called "Open Loops" for this kind of stuff, but that just gets filled with 90% of my email, so it might as well be my inbox.
Anyone else solved this problem in a GTD-esque fashion?