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.

MardyBra Sun 23-Jun-13 11:11:44

And they, maybe, just maybe, we'll hear the end of the parking saga.

MardyBra Sun 23-Jun-13 11:12:01


Tee2072 Sun 23-Jun-13 11:15:12

Or, you know, someone could start a new thread now and put a link.

And a bookmark option. grin

I know, it's so annoying there were so many annoying <<shamelessly marking place>> posts on that great thread.
Shame on you!

Yes, either post something properly or watch and bookmark.

Trills Sun 23-Jun-13 11:21:49

YANBU to point it out.

Y might BU to expect anyone to do anything though.

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Sun 23-Jun-13 11:23:02

<marking my place>

Tee2072 Sun 23-Jun-13 11:23:48

Aibu to think it's rude to criticise how others use MN?

Watching it means checking yet another part of the site. Making place puts it on TIO.


Trills Sun 23-Jun-13 11:32:23

Watch is crap, it's true. I never use it.

Once you've posted on a thread once it will stay in TIO and you can use bookmark.

Trills Sun 23-Jun-13 11:32:54

Mardy wan't criticising, she was helpfully pointing out functionality that others may not have been aware of, of course smile

I've never used the bookmark function
What does it do that's different to watching the thread?

<goes off to randomly bookmark threads>

Loveleopardprint Sun 23-Jun-13 11:36:37

Can I do "watch this thread" on my phone?? Did not know about the function.

I don't like watching a thread, it's a lot easier to use TIO.

<marks place>

Tee2072 Sun 23-Jun-13 12:17:10

You can with the mobile site, Love. Don't know about the app.

But the TIO button is right next to the I'm Watching one. Stop being lazy arses. grin

MardyBra Sun 23-Jun-13 12:19:12

Thank you Trills. I wouldn't dare criticise other Mners, especially Tee. Oh no, not me...

greenhill Sun 23-Jun-13 12:20:34

But if the thread goes poof you don't get to see MNHQ's deletion message. <disclaimer: am not on parking thread and have not marked place either>

usualsuspect Sun 23-Jun-13 12:20:49

I put loads of threads on watch,because I cba to post on them.

I never do the marking my place thing.

It annoys me,makes the threads too long and my phone and kindle struggle to load long threads.

Smudging Sun 23-Jun-13 12:21:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

I watch quite a few threads for various reasons.

Well Smudging it got to 1000 posts but there is a 2nd thread somewhere in case the Op comes back.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Sun 23-Jun-13 12:23:32

I use the 'hide thread' button an awful lot more. I wish MNHQ would put little boxes at the side of the page so you could just select threads to hide en bloc.

I too hate the use of 'marking place', really crass in many instances.


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

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

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.

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