Menu Close
Avatar
Log In
Please consider registering
Guest
Forum Scope






Start typing a member's name above and it will auto-complete

Match



Forum Options



Min search length: 3 characters / Max search length: 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_TopicIcon
Subscribe vs Watch
Avatar
Jesse
44 Posts
(Offline)
1
March 19, 2015 - 6:17 pm

At the top of the forum area, to the right of your avatar and "Logged in as...", there are a couple of nifty buttons: Watching and Subscribed. Clicking these will show you the topics you have selected to Watch or have Subscribed to using the Watch or Subscribe buttons at the bottom of the page (right above the stats area).

If you want to receive email alerts when a topic has been replied to, then Subscribe to it. If you just want to keep track of certain topics and don't want to receive email alerts, then Watch them instead.

You may feel a temporary counter-intuitiveness regarding this feature: once you've Watched or Subscribed to a topic, the number in the Watching and Subscribed queue/button doesn't immediately increment. It's not supposed to, as it is not counting the number of topics Subscribed/Watched. It is counting the number of replies that have been made by users other than yourselves on the topics Subscribed/Watched. And there is a 5 minute refresh offset, meaning if you Watch a topic, then somebody immediately replies to it, you won't see the 0 turn into a 1 until you have refreshed/returned to the page 5 minutes later.

Hope that makes sense. It's supposed to be useful.Smile

Avatar
jafar
590 Posts
(Offline)
2
March 24, 2015 - 10:08 am

I'll have to see how I like it once we get some traffic.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
All RSSShow Stats
Administrators:
Idyllwild
Moderators:
John S
Marsha H
Viron
jafar
portlandian
Top Posters:
Rooney: 656
DanielW: 519
PlumFun: 495
Reinettes: 374
davem: 305
Dubyadee: 220
gkowen: 218
sweepbjames: 212
quokka: 148
Larry_G: 142
Newest Members:
johnie1868
austinmalizia73
merrillbuckner
kurtisgriswold
christalcrowder
fredcherry
edwinreel0
carinaobrien390
sibylstrack464
jenifer04w
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 4
Topics: 2800
Posts: 15587

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 0
Members: 6649
Moderators: 5
Admins: 1
Most Users Ever Online: 232
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 5
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)