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Bruce or James,

Would it be at all feasible to add a message under the Last Post heading that someone has replied to any particular posts? I might not be clear on this due to the fact that this has been swimming around in my mind for a while and I'm just getting it out.

For example, in the Web category, there could be a message below the name of the person who last posted the topic in all forums in that category IF AND ONLY IF there've been any replies. I'm only asking this because I always find myself hoping for a reply to a topic I've posted only to find myself disappointed when I get on to any particular forum. I think that by doing this, you'll save me (and maybe others using these forums too) a whole lot of grief

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Well, I do think this is a good idea, but what you could do is, when you post, leave, and then come back and if someone replied, it will have the * on the little folder picture.

However, this would be a good idea, I think (if it's possible)...

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Oh, something else I just noticed. In the 'active topics' page, their is a button in the top left that says 'mark all as read.' This removes the little * as if you had left.

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 I'm only asking this because I always find myself hoping for a reply to a topic I've posted only to find myself disappointed when I get on to any particular forum. I think that by doing this, you'll save me (and maybe others using these forums too) a whole lot of grief


It would seem that it would be a lot more efficient for you to subscribe to the topic that your interested in. Then you would get notified via email when someone replies.

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Bruce,

I hear what you're saying. All I'm saying is that a lot of people might have cluttered e-mail inboxes so even though they subscribed to a forum topic, they might not be able to find anything that pertains to the topic they've subscribed to because their inbox is so full

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It would seem that it would be a lot more efficient for you to subscribe to the topic that your interested in. Then you would get notified via email when someone replies.

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Either I don't understand the request, or.. well I guess I don't understand it.

If you want to track specific threads at the "forum" level view, that means a whole new tracking system needs to be built. You can "subscribe" to threads (like email- but not email) and then get notified on that main page.

Truthfully, I think your talking about way too much work for a small benefit. I'd say subscribe to the threads your interested in and use rules to properly sort the messages (or group them, if you use bloomba).


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