To point out there is a "Watch this thread" button?

(32 Posts)
MardyBra Sun 23-Jun-13 11:10:58

So much simpler than clogging up a nearly full thread to mark your place.

Patchouli Sun 23-Jun-13 12:24:18

.

I use 'watch this thread' for other things: like recipes, tips, book lists, bra intervention figures etc that I want to keep a while. Not for threads where I might look for an update and have little to say.

And I quite like the ' . '
You get to see how many lurkers are there finding something funny/rooting for the OP

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 12:25:09

I hide loads. I have loads of topics hidden too.

SinisterBuggyMonth Sun 23-Jun-13 12:25:10

This is almost, but not quite, as good as the "AIBU to think marking your place on.a thread is distasteful"

<marks place>

MardyBra Sun 23-Jun-13 12:49:12

I have started threads like that in the past sinister. grin

BackforGood Sun 23-Jun-13 12:55:05

AIBU to point out there is a search facility, and if you use it, this thread has been done over and over again in the last 2 or 3 months?

You'll find lots of valid reasons there for people using the site differently from you. wink

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 12:57:43

I don't think the fact that a thread topic has been done in the last few months/weeks/days/hours ever stopped anyone from starting a new one about the same thing Back. MN Talk would cease to exist if that was the case. grin

backforgood the fact that it got to 1000 posts means it's worth doing again. Clearly parking threads strike a chord grin.
I use watch for threads I want to keep indefinitely. Boring education stuff mostly.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now