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    Reminder List and Watched Threads List

    Every message posted on the Lounge has the option to add it to the Registered User's Reminder List. What's the purpose of the Reminder List?
    Also every thread that I participate in ends up in my Watched Threads List; how can I prevent this automatic addition and choose which threads to be part of my Watched Threads List instead?

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    Re: Reminder List and Watched Threads List

    The Reminder List is shown if you click on Controls on the main toolbar above - it gives you a shortcut to posts/threads you may be following.

    While you are in your Control Panel area, click on the <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/email.gif> icon to change your email notifications etc. - the top option is "Do you want to add all posts you make to your Watched Threads list?" which you should de-select.
    You can select posts to go on your Watched Threads lists on an individual basis by selecting the option when you make a new post (immediately above 'Check Spelling').

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    Re: Reminder List and Watched Threads List

    Nope - the main difference is that one refers to a Thread, while the other links to a specific Post. You can get email notifications only if someone replies to a post you make (and you have asked for notifications), or by subscribing to the daily digest. I'm afraid there is no option to get immediate notifications of posts made to threads you may be following.

    I use neither, so I'm not in a position to recommend what is best for you! However, if you are following a specific thread, add it to your Watched Threads list, then use the Control Panel (http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/login.pl?Cat=) as your portal to the Lounge - this would be the fastest way to monitor it.

    (You'll see more info in <!help=04>Help 04<!/help>.)

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    Re: Reminder List and Watched Threads List

    Thank you Leif,
    so does the difference between the Reminder List and the Watched Threads List lie in the fact that when someone posts in a thread being part of your Reminder List, you get notified via mail while you don't if the thread is only added to the Watched Threads List?

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    Re: Reminder List and Watched Threads List

    To put my "word spin" in as well, the Reminder List for me is like my own personal "StarPost" list. I only put posts on that list that I think I'll want to refer back to at some later time. One of the oldest on my Reminder List is from about three years ago about how to make an XP startup floppy.

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    Re: Reminder List and Watched Threads List

    Good call Al, thank you <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Reminder List and Watched Threads List

    I've just added a post to my Reminder list and, right after clicking the icon of the hand with a knot tied around the index finger, I get the message, "The selected post/thread has been added to your list. You will see this entry in the 'Control Panel' until you remove it if you added it as a Favorite. If you added it as a Reminder it will go away once you make a reply to the post. In a moment you will be automatically returned to the forum."
    How do you add a post as a Favorite rather than as a Reminder?

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    Re: Reminder List and Watched Threads List

    The text is slightly confusing - there is no option to make a single post a favorite, only entire threads.

    For individual posts you have the option to add them to your Reminder list by clicking the <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/addreminder.gif> button in the header of that post. The post will be displayed in the Reminder list in your Lounge Control Panel, on the left hand side below your favorite forums. As soon as you post a reply, the reminder will automatically be deleted, and you can also delete it manually.

    For threads as a whole, you have the option to add them to your Watched Threads (aka Favorite Threads) list by clicking the <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/addfavorite.gif> button immediately below the header of that thread. The thread will be displayed in the Watched Threads list in your Lounge Control Panel, on the right hand side below your favorite forums. You can see if there are new replies in the thread. A thread will remain in the Watched Threads list until you remove it manually.

    The same text is displayed when you select either of these options, hence the confusion.

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    Re: Reminder List and Watched Threads List

    You add a Forum to your Favorites - not a single Post - by clicking on the <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/addfavorite.gif> icon top right of the menu when viewing the list of posts within a specific Forum.

    To add a Watched Thread to your Watched Threads list, click on the <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/addfavorite.gif> icon top right of the thread.

    To add a specific Post to your Post Reminders list, click on the <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/addreminder.gif> icon top right of the Post.

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    Re: Reminder List and Watched Threads List

    Exactly! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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