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Title: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: Kaiser on November 04, 2009, 02:30:12 PM
Hi Guys,

There are two links/urls that I’m trying to find on this forum:

- “my posts”, which lists all the threads that I posted in and
- “new posts”, which lists all the new posts since I last checked for new posts.

I found them very useful in other forums and miss them here. I found a link for “my posts” under my profile, but the formatting was such that it was difficult for me to tell if there have been new posts in a given thread.

I think we also need an admin forum, where we can post questions like this.

Kai

Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: garyg on November 04, 2009, 04:51:02 PM
Hi Kai,

You can find a list of your posts under profile.  In Profile Info, click on "show posts".

Any boards that have new posts since you last logged in have a colored envelope.  Boards with no new posts have a gray envelope.
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: Kaiser on November 04, 2009, 06:57:08 PM
Gary,

I noticed the list of my posts but find it a bit awkward to use since it actually shows the complete posts when all I’m interested in is a list of threads that I posted in with the indication if that thread has received a new post. I use this to follow up on threads that I posted in. When I don’t have much time, looking at this list may is oftentimes all I do.

Thanks,
Kai

Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: jds on November 04, 2009, 07:40:52 PM
I'd like to second Kai's request. On several forums (fora?) I frequent, there are links that display the titles of all the threads I've posted in, and also all the threads with new posts since my last visit.  They are useful tools for skimming the topics I'm interested in.
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: hamiltont on November 04, 2009, 08:50:15 PM
Gary,

I noticed the list of my posts but find it a bit awkward to use since it actually shows the complete posts when all I’m interested in is a list of threads that I posted in with the indication if that thread has received a new post. I use this to follow up on threads that I posted in. When I don’t have much time, looking at this list may is oftentimes all I do.

Thanks,
Kai



Ditto & Thanks!!!
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: winnp on November 04, 2009, 10:41:06 PM
I know it's not the same thing, but I tend to just turn on email notification for any thread where I've posted.  Then, I have a filter set up (in gmail) for messages from the forum, so I can just click on that "label" and see all the notifications I've received.

It achieves essentially the same result, though the list isn't stored on the forum website.  Since I keep gmail open in a tab at all times anyhow, that works pretty well for me.  I can see why others might prefer it on the website instead.
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: hopshead on November 05, 2009, 12:07:42 AM
Oh holy smokes!  Excellent job AHA!  This is my new home on the net.
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: dbeechum on November 05, 2009, 12:10:24 AM
Up at the top, under your name, do the Unread and Replies links get you close?
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: Kaiser on November 05, 2009, 02:27:44 PM
Up at the top, under your name, do the Unread and Replies links get you close?

That's it. I know they were hiding somewhere with a diffrent name.
Thanks, Drew.

But I think an “Admin” forum would still be useful. Otherwise this forum would be the closest fit for maintenance and usage related issues.

Kai


Kai

Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: jds on November 05, 2009, 03:27:21 PM
Ding!

Thanks, Drew.
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: denny on November 05, 2009, 04:37:27 PM
Up at the top, under your name, do the Unread and Replies links get you close?

That's it. I know they were hiding somewhere with a diffrent name.
Thanks, Drew.

But I think an “Admin” forum would still be useful. Otherwise this forum would be the closest fit for maintenance and usage related issues.

Kai


Kai



Great suggestion, Kai.  I'll set it up.
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: bluesman on November 05, 2009, 05:20:50 PM
I read this thread right after I figured out how to look "unread" posts.  Hey Kai...Good to see you over here.  :)
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: lupy on November 05, 2009, 06:05:47 PM
Is it just me (very possible) or is does the forum not render correctly in FireeFox?
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: theDarkSide on November 05, 2009, 06:12:38 PM
Mine looks fine.  Firefox 3.5.2 ???
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: denny on November 05, 2009, 06:14:16 PM
I'm using Firefox 3.5.4 and it looks fine.
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: lupy on November 05, 2009, 06:17:12 PM
Thanks.
As usual, it's just me.
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: smurfe on November 06, 2009, 10:07:10 PM
The site doesn't load properly on Safari which is the browser I use most but it loads just fine for me on Firefox
Title: Re: what links to use for "my post" and "new posts"
Post by: blatz on November 06, 2009, 10:08:28 PM
yeah - I regularly use the "new posts" button to see what's what...