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    Post Reminders & Watched Threads

    I am confused about the difference between "Post Reminders" and "Watched Threads". I would like to receive email replies to my messages and also email notices when a reply is posted to someone else in a thread I've marked. Do I put each message in both of those lists or does one of them do the job?

    Is there any way to set the default to "Yes" in the selection for the "Add to my Watched Threads List"? I would like to add every thread that I post to to my watched threads list.

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    Re: Post Reminders & Watched Threads

    Bill

    The control panel areas you're referring to are described in Help area as follows:

    Post Reminders - Posts you have marked to be reminded about
    Watched Threads - Threads you have marked to keep an eye on

    Neither of these is intended for the email digest or notification of replies to your posts. I use the watched threads for particular items within a forum which interest me but to which I have not necessarily posted - when it's in that list, I can see in an instant if there has been activity in that thread when I check my control panel.

    Post Reminders is a list of posts which I want to keep around for awhile, in order to be able to referr back to them at a later date without having to rack my brain to remember where I saw a particular tidbit of information.
    Does this help clarify things or have I just confused you more?

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    Re: Post Reminders & Watched Threads

    Any thread you post to is automatically added to your Watched Threads list ...
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    Re: Post Reminders & Watched Threads

    ...but only if you have selected that option in your Notifications Setup in your Control Panel - <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/email.gif>

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    Re: Post Reminders & Watched Threads

    True - but isn't it the default? I seem to remember it was, but it was a while ago now when I looked at it ...
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    Re: Post Reminders & Watched Threads

    Gladys,

    I'm finally back from a trip. Thanks for the explanation. I had read the Help but it didn't help me at all!

    >> Post Reminders - Posts you have marked to be reminded about <<
    >> Watched Threads - Threads you have marked to keep an eye on <<

    The way I look at it, I want to mark those threads that I want to be reminded about so I can keep an eye on them! To me, that sounds like one purpose, not two!

    However, your explanation did provide the explanation I needed to understand the concept. One concept I hadn't thought about at all is to go look at my Control page on each visit to the forum! I had thought that page was an option-setting page that you wouldn't look at unless you wanted to change something.

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    Re: Post Reminders & Watched Threads

    Beryl,

    While writing this reply, one of the items below this text box is "Add to my Watched Threads List" and it always comes up set to No. I have to manually change it to Yes, to get that to happen. Am I missing something?

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    Re: Post Reminders & Watched Threads

    Yes - the option that comes up with is set in your own preferences. Go to Controls (in the bar across the top) and then choose the little picture that looks like an envelope with a red 'e' in it - one of the set of five there labelled 'Edit your Setup'.

    In that screen you can set a lot of your own preferences, the first of which is 'Do you want to add all the posts you make to your Watched Threads List?'. Set this to yes and you should be groovin'! <img src=/S/groovin.gif border=0 alt=groovin width=21 height=21>
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    Re: Post Reminders & Watched Threads

    Thanks, Beryl, it worked! I remember looking at that setting page earlier and changing a couple of things and I obviously overlooked that setting.

    Bill

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