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The W - One Question... - How do you navigate and read this Web site?
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.12
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.
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Peter The Hegemon
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Since: 11.2.03
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
There'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.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.12
    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
    There'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.

(edited by TheBucsFan on 9.5.09 1249)
Karlos the Jackal
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Since: 2.1.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
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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Since: 5.9.02
From: Norwich, NY

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.08
Eh, I usually just bounce around, look at the sections that have the NEW tag on them. If I remember to (which is usually every other visit or so), I'll mark everything read.


Since: 17.1.02
From: New F'n Jersey

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.63
I've never used the Mark Forums Read link or any links like that at all. I just go into the forums I like and pick threads to read.

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.61
I start by looking for the threads I contributed to, and see what's been added. Then, I'll go to the top of the topics (Movies and TV) and work my way down to see what's been said.

I generally don't post in Basketball, Football, Baseball or the Music sections because I really don't know much about them.

And when I'm done...mark forums read.

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Since: 12.2.02
From: Cleveland, Ohio

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.52
I use the 100 most recent posts almost exclusively. My bookmark for the site goes right to there.

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Since: 28.1.02
From: Louisville, KY

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.86
I just open the forums I read and read any threads that suit my fancy - then mark that one read

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Since: 9.12.01
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.50
Marking all forums read occasionally will actually improve your main page performance over if you don't ever do it for forums you don't read.

It has to do with the code for the "New" thread graphic. We should probably make it smarter at some point.

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Since: 2.1.02
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.70
I click the (x new) under posts for each forum.

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Since: 3.1.02
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.60
I click through the forums that I like to read whether there is a new or not just to remind myself of what's what.

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