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purplelass Wed 07-Feb-18 15:52:34

AIBU to think that adding a one word reply (such as 'bookmarking') to a thread where someone's life is falling apart is incredibly poor form?
Fine when you're keen to hear baby news or how a date went, etc. (although a supportive message would be nicer!) but if you're just grabbing a cuppa to watch someone's world come crashing around them why not just watch the thread without comment?
Or am I really missing something here? confused

readysteadyteddy Wed 07-Feb-18 16:01:13

People turn off their desktops, laptops or phones, or close down browsers, and then want to go back and look. If you have commented on a thread you can find it easily under "I'm on" or "I'm watching" if you have your preferences set to watching all threads you have commented on!

JosieSand Wed 07-Feb-18 16:04:39

Yeah it's utterly shit.

Rubbernecking at its worst

GreenTulips Wed 07-Feb-18 16:05:30

OR sometimes you don't want to read and run - and have something that may help so pop back later

I often watch threads but as it aquit ehidden I think many don't know it's there or how to use it.

tobee Wed 07-Feb-18 16:48:48

Why don't they just slide the bookmark over?

tobee Wed 07-Feb-18 16:49:39

Like this

MrsHathaway Wed 07-Feb-18 16:51:59

Because the app is shit?

It's fiddlier to watch a thread from mobile site but only just more than adding a reply. I guess people just want to manage all their threads on TIO rather than switching between TIO and TIW.

tobee Wed 07-Feb-18 16:54:07

It's not that shit ime.

Deshasafraisy Wed 07-Feb-18 16:55:51

Maybe a thread resonates with a problem that they are also having and while they have no advise to offer, they want to watch the thread for the advice from others.

tobee Wed 07-Feb-18 16:56:24

Plus you're not being a rubber necking asshole. Even though you are secretly Surely it's worth doing it if you're that interested?

MrsHathaway Wed 07-Feb-18 16:56:51

The Android one used to be unbearably shit, so many people gave it up and haven't bothered trying since. The minimal additional functionality (e.g. easy Watch) hasn't tempted us back.

So when you say "why don't people just ..." and I say "because the app is shit" that was actually shorthand for "because they don't use the app for reasons".

tobee Wed 07-Feb-18 17:02:34

Fair enough.

Haven't used desktop site for a while. Can't remember if there's a facility for bookmark? Presumably not.

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