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    Monitoring a thread I initiated

    Hi

    If you initiate a thread, are you automatically emailed regarding all subsequent posts in that thread, or only those that reply to your own posts?

    If the latter, would it be possible to have the system automatically add threads you initiate to your "watched threads list"?

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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    >>have the system automatically add threads you initiate to your "watched threads list"?

    That's an excellent suggestion. I'll see if I can add a checkbox to the message form.
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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    ... and have the checkbox default to "selected"

    Thanks Eileen
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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15> I've just realised I *already* added the checkbox!
    Hadn't you noticed it?
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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    The default should be to NOT add a thread to the list.

    Note that the watched thread option is not made available if I edit a post after posting.

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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    Don't worry Howard, I agree with you. I'll make it a user option defaulting to Off.

    Would you like the checkbox to be available on the editing Screen?
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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    Would it be possible Eileen, to have this option a selection in the control panel? That way each user can have a default option, that wouldn't impact the other loungers?
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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    You mean like this?
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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    Excellent, thats going to help those of us on dial ups...

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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    Was it there all along?

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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> No, I only did it yesterday.
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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    This is an excellent idea, and should be noted in "Words from on High". Thanks to Dale Lacey and to Eileen. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/trophy.gif border=0 alt=trophy width=15 height=15>

    Just to be certain, "Watched Threads" is defined as any thread that a user has has posted to?
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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    I'd put it on the editing screen, but there should also be a way to use the option after the article is posted.

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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    I've done that and there is:
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    Re: Monitoring a thread I initiated

    Hi

    Would it be possible for those who elect to monitor a thread to automatically receive an email every time something is posted to the thread (even if it's not in reply to one of their own postings)?

    I suggested this to Eileen at one stage, but she didn't want to do it. If I remember correctly, her preference was to encourage people to browse the site.

    The problem is that some of us don't have time to browse the site regularly, so we often miss out postings to threads we started. I get the daily archive, but don't always have time to even scan that.

    Could this be done?
    Dale

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