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franch Tue 22-Mar-05 19:49:18

I use this a lot (more than 'Active Conversations' if I'm short of time and don't want to get distracted by other people's intriguing-looking threads ...) but the drawback is that by doing so I miss recent posts on threads that I took part in a while ago. E.g. the meet-ups threads for my area tend to go dormant for a while and then spring into life again, and I'd love them to pop up in my 'Threads I'm on' when this happens so that I don't miss anything. I know I could 'add a watch' to these threads, but basically I'd have to add a watch to every thread I contribute to in order to get what I'm looking for, and that does seem like more trouble than it's worth.

Is there another solution to this that I haven't thought of? Or could 'Threads I'm on' be extended to include ANY active threads I've contributed to, not just ones I've posted on recently??

norash40 Tue 22-Mar-05 20:01:35

search current messages

hermykne Tue 22-Mar-05 20:03:28

searching takes too long, i agree franch, i use it just like you

franch Tue 22-Mar-05 20:05:41

Search current messages for what, norash? I'm on loads of threads and don't know which ones have suddenly become active again so wouldn't know what to search for. I agree with hermy - it'd be even more cumbersome than adding a watch to every thread I contribute to.

Snugs Tue 22-Mar-05 20:42:28

This is why I use 'Find New Messages' followed by 'Since I last searched' - don't tend to miss anything that way.

First search of the day tends to be enormous, but after that it isn't too bad - and you can always cut the list down by only searching the Topics you are interested in.

franch Tue 22-Mar-05 20:45:31

But Snugs wouldn't that just come up with ALL the new messages? I just want to find the new messages on threads I've contributed to. I'm attempting to use MN more efficiently

Snugs Tue 22-Mar-05 20:51:20

Then why doesn't Watch Thread do the trick? If you post on a thread, then click the watch button. Simple

franch Tue 22-Mar-05 20:54:23

Yeah, just a bit of a faff, Snugs. Will give it a go tho.

franch Tue 22-Mar-05 21:08:43

Hmm, never really used this before - the layout will take a bit of getting used to. Doesn't seem to put the most active threads at the top. Also what does 'reset watch' mean???

Snugs Tue 22-Mar-05 21:35:22

It will show you new messages since your post and will keep listing them until you reset the watch. It will then show posts from that point in time on.

It shouldn't need to be in active convo order - if anything other than your posts are showing on your watch page, then it means someone else has posted on those threads. Read the posts, reset the watch and voila - if other names appear on your watch page again, then you know there are new posts.

franch Wed 23-Mar-05 08:36:15

Thanks snugs. I get what you're saying about active convo order, but if the most recent stuff was at the top it'd save me having to scroll down to search for new names every time. Maybe I'm just lazy ........

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