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"Watching" a thread

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tech (MNHQ) Tue 08-Feb-05 07:59:23

If you want to monitor or watch a thread or list of threads, you can now do so. Click the "watch" link by the thread title in either active conversations, or on the thread list, or at the top of the thread itself. To look at threads you are watching, click on the "Threads I'm watching" link at the top of any page. You'll see a quick snapshot of the last message that was there when you clicked "watch" and any others that have been added since. If you want to "reset" a watch so that next time you check you only see newer messages, click "reset watch", or just click watch again in the thread list.

Sorry, badly explained, but very simple.


Cadbury Tue 08-Feb-05 08:05:19

That's clever! Thanks tech!

Twiglett Tue 08-Feb-05 08:33:34

That's so clever .. thanks

see you'll never be replaced by ol' frenchie (even if you really really want to be )

anorak Tue 08-Feb-05 08:36:20

How long does it last? Is it 4 days like 'threads I'm on'?

beansprout Tue 08-Feb-05 08:37:02

Fab! Thanks tech

fisil Tue 08-Feb-05 09:22:17

excellent - I was thinking yesterday how useful something like this would be, and assumed it would be impossible!

Marina Tue 08-Feb-05 09:26:03

We love you too Tech. Thank you very much for this!

Furball Tue 08-Feb-05 09:36:37

Oh no, I can't get it to work! If I 'click here' to add this thread to a watch list at the top of a thread, (next to add a message) I go into another thread called $topicname - ???? What am I doing wrong?

Flossam Tue 08-Feb-05 09:47:29

Me too furball. Am I being blonde?!

tech (MNHQ) Tue 08-Feb-05 09:58:38

No, it was me being a fool....

RTKangaMummy Tue 08-Feb-05 10:01:37

if you click on active list it works

tech (MNHQ) Tue 08-Feb-05 10:06:44

They should all be ok now. Have made it say "add watch" instead of "watch" to make it clearer. Was going to use a little picture, but couldn't think what of. Hmm. Binoculars, glasses, magnifying glass? none quite right.

WideWebWitch Tue 08-Feb-05 10:08:22

It's fab and I can see how to unwatch something now, thanks tech.

Flossam Tue 08-Feb-05 10:48:20

A pair of eyes with long fluttery eyelashes tech!!

Gwenick Tue 08-Feb-05 11:34:17

That's fantastic - just noticed it now and will be really useful

Kayleigh Tue 08-Feb-05 11:35:03

I'm sorry to be the voice of dissent but I hate what the "add watch" thingy has done to the active conversations page. It looks a right mess. As the add watch option is also under the actual thread - which seems to me to be the sensible place to put it, does it need to be on active conversations too ??

Is it just me ???

bundle Tue 08-Feb-05 12:57:56

no, Kayleigh, you are not alone , it makes the active conversations page look far too busy and messy. yuk.

RTKangaMummy Tue 08-Feb-05 13:13:16

my vote is that I like it


Kayleigh Tue 08-Feb-05 14:49:16

phew, thanks bundle

I wasn't saying that I don't like the feature - I really really do . It's great. I just think it's a shame it makes such a mess of the active conversations page and it is overkill having it on there as well as on each thread.

WigWamBam Tue 08-Feb-05 14:55:24

I agree with you too, Kayleigh, I like the feature itself but it looks really messy and confusing.

PicadillyCircus Tue 08-Feb-05 14:59:59

I think active conversations looks a bit of a mess as well.

But like the feature

Tinker Tue 08-Feb-05 15:07:06

I think it's fab and I'm a resistant-to-change type. The Active Conversation bit will look familiar soon enough

bundle Tue 08-Feb-05 15:10:56

maybe it could be changed to a smaller font? or a symbol with explanation at the top/bottom of page?

spots Tue 08-Feb-05 15:25:12

...or maybe if 'add watch' was in a different colour it would define it as separate from the thread title?

Joolstoo Tue 08-Feb-05 15:29:36

very distracting imo

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