Sorry for another "meta" question, but Mr Heel II in the first one made me curious about this one.
I almost exclusively use the "view new posts" link for each individual forum. If I need context for a comment, I'll then click on the individual thread, then back to the new posts view. I think I'm only one step above viewing things the "normal" way.
Over on the 7, however, I use more of the tools. I first click on the "'new' posts" link to see if anyone from the future has posted. Then I'll view the forums the same way as on the W, but Wrestling almost always and some of the other forums often accumulate too many posts between my visits for me to view that way, so I will use the new threads in this forum link or the threads from previous 24 hours link and see what seems interesting.
Originally posted by Peter The HegemonThere's a "view new posts" link? Where the heck is it? I can't find it. I use that on some of the other web boards on, but I don't see it here.
Really? On the main page, under the "posts" column, if a forum has new posts a link showing the number of new posts will appear. If it is more than 100, there won't be a link, so if you never mark the forums read you may not see the link.
EDIT: CRZ gave a better response in the Site Feedback forum.
I use the "New Posts" link. I'll usually open up a few at a time, in tabs.
If it's a forum I might find something of interest in but usually don't, I'll occasionally take a look at the "New Threads" link.
Every few weeks I hit the "mark all forums read" button just to clear up the "Sports" forums and others that I never look at; I dunno why, since I don't think it makes any practical difference. I just like to tidy up.
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