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WicksEnd Wed 17-May-17 17:05:52

MNHQ please would you consider putting a sticky thread at the top of 'Active' which explains (on all devices)
How to bookmark so you're taken back to the last post you read.
How to highlight the OP's posts.
How to add to Watched.

long threads are filling up with posters who don't know how to do it then just putting a full stop or 'placemarking' to mark their place.
The slow loading is bad enough but when a third of posters aren't actually contributing, just typing dots is even more frustrating and tedious to read.

SoupDragon Wed 17-May-17 17:13:15


SoupDragon Wed 17-May-17 17:16:01

Bookmarking doesn't work on all versions of MN and you don't need to have sticky threads stuck.

bruffin Wed 17-May-17 17:17:39

They are placemarking so they get the deletion message half the time.

Highalert Wed 17-May-17 17:18:19

WicksEnd Wed 17-May-17 17:44:09

Oh fuck and I meant to put 'gin for the first . ' and forgot.
What versions doesn't it work on Soup?
Why don't you need sticky threads stuck? Plenty of posters say they didn't know how to highlight or mark their place.

WellErrr Wed 17-May-17 17:47:20


WicksEnd Wed 17-May-17 17:49:03

It works on the App/desktop site/mobile site using an iPad & iPhone.
Maybe android app doesn't bookmark?

SoupDragon Wed 17-May-17 17:53:32

I'm using the desktop site on an iPad. It doesn't bookmark.

Because I'm using the MN Classic option.

Highalert Wed 17-May-17 17:55:20

It works on Android. You don't get the deletion message if you just watch the thread. That's if you think it's a dodgey thread.

SoupDragon Wed 17-May-17 17:55:30

I turned "stick sticky threads" off when there got to be too many. It was tedious as they were rarely anything I was interested in at all.

Highalert Wed 17-May-17 17:56:31

You can't bookmark in classics. i miss classic. sad

WicksEnd Wed 17-May-17 20:33:13

Ok. I shall concede. I am groggy, crodgy and bad tempered as I've put my back out and felt like a rant.
Think I must have joined after MN classics was an option.
But if you can bookmark and you're not doing it because of the anticipated deletion message, then........... smile please do!

GirlcalledJames Wed 17-May-17 20:38:45

Perhaps there's no alternative to placemarking, but it wouldn't be impossible that posters at least try and say something helpful. The most irritating thing is how funny many people think they are being when doing it.

WicksEnd Thu 18-May-17 08:21:23

It makes me cringe when posters just put a full stop on a sensitive thread.
sad. It's just rude.

Beelzebop Thu 18-May-17 08:29:26

All my android app will do is the basics I think. Can't sticky post etc

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