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To wonder why people placemark instead of "watch"?

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alltalknobaby Wed 31-May-17 22:58:10

Why do people placemark i.e. comment with things like "I'll come back to rtft later" or the hideous "." when they can just click "watch this thread"?

pnguin Wed 31-May-17 23:00:36

Either because if they leave a comment it appears in a different colour on the app so they can pick up where they left off more easily, or because they are inconsiderate bastards. Or possibly a bit of both.

britbat23 Wed 31-May-17 23:01:09

If you post in a thread you get to read a notification from mumsnet as to why the thread was closed.

Otherwise, the thread just disappears and you never find out that 837-page thread about the parking dispute with the narcissistic transgender mother-in-law with ASD was a hoax all along.

Mylittlestsunshine Wed 31-May-17 23:02:02

tardis

AprilLudgateDwyer Wed 31-May-17 23:03:13

I can't watch a thread when I'm viewing on my phone. Only on pc

alltalknobaby Wed 31-May-17 23:04:35

Ok the notification thing makes sense. Doesn't excuse it though

April if you swipe left across a thread you get the option to watch - on my phone anyway (iPhone)

alltalknobaby Wed 31-May-17 23:05:16

Sunshine is that a tardis?

Mylittlestsunshine Wed 31-May-17 23:07:26

alltalk its is, I tend to use it when placemaking a troll thread just to see what MNHQ deletion comment is.

alltalknobaby Wed 31-May-17 23:10:56

Sunshine Well at least you're original!

keeplooking Wed 31-May-17 23:11:59

.

PurpleDaisies Wed 31-May-17 23:12:26

dragon

ExplodedCloud Wed 31-May-17 23:13:05

No bookmark option on the mobile site
Watching threads can become unmanageable on a phone on a fast moving thread.

Anothernewnn Wed 31-May-17 23:13:07

placemark

JessieMcJessie Wed 31-May-17 23:16:49

Yes there is exploded, tap the three dots in the bottom right of the post and it gives you the option to bookmark.

alltalknobaby Wed 31-May-17 23:37:14

Thanks everyone, I asked for that really grin

I have actually learned something though!

ExplodedCloud Wed 31-May-17 23:38:34

No it really doesn't.

ProseccoBitch Wed 31-May-17 23:39:18

It pisses me off too, I'm with you OP.

ProseccoBitch Wed 31-May-17 23:40:04

@ExplodedCloud it does on the phone app for me.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 31-May-17 23:40:35

There are bookmarks and watching on the mobile site.

I placemark because I go back to thread I'm on not threads I'm watching.

ExplodedCloud Wed 31-May-17 23:42:21

If you're using the app it does. I'm not.
On my Android phone on the mobile site, it doesn't.

DonkeyOaty Wed 31-May-17 23:43:07

It's a Computer Says No sitch on the mobile site. Don't use the app.

Anyhoo.

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CleopatraTheCatLover Wed 31-May-17 23:44:57

That doesn't work on my tablet, so I have to place mark.

DonkeyOaty Wed 31-May-17 23:46:34

Actually, "." looks like a face so I'll adopt that as my watching placeholder. Cheers OP [Fonz style thumbs up]

AprilLudgateDwyer Wed 31-May-17 23:47:23

Omg didn't know that!! Thanks grin

ijustwannadance Wed 31-May-17 23:48:43

On android app there's a little arrow in a circle near the top right corner of the thread. If you press on it it opens the box of options. Watch/block/report etc.

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