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LynnVT 05-20-2014 04:40 AM

How do you read QB?
 
I'm curious how others read this board. I mostly start at the "What's New" tab and scroll down for interesting topics, using mouse to rollover headlines to see first line. Then I click if I'm interested. Sometimes I go in by topic, like Mission Organization, or Resources if I'm in the mood for something particular. Problem is if you don't go in often, you don't see interesting things that have been moved down the line by new posts. Sometimes I go to a later page of What's New and work backward to find conversations that are of interest. Now and then I go to my account to see threads I've started or commented on and see what others have said about the topic.
How about you?

Geri B 05-20-2014 04:51 AM

I get the digest daily....so in the morning with my coffee I read thru that, each topic except vintage sewing machines...not of interest to me....then I will go to HOME, click on main and read any others of day that were not in digest.....cruise thru other topics to see if anything strikes me as interesting....maybe add a comment/question....then shut down and go on with my day.......

LynnVT 05-20-2014 04:58 AM

Hmmm, I still haven't figured out how to get the digest. Need to explore. I also haven't gotten the hang of "subscribing" to a thread. Thought I clicked the right thing, but not working.

toverly 05-20-2014 05:01 AM

I go to "What's New" also when I first look. I have heard mention of the Digest but have no idea how to get it. Can anyone give insight?

nativetexan 05-20-2014 05:29 AM

I just get into the Home page, read Main, then Pictures, then General Chit-Chat.

dd 05-20-2014 05:34 AM

I mostly look at pictures. If it doesn't have a picture, most times I don't look. I only go to What's New and the ones that are emailed to me. That takes enough time.

helou 05-20-2014 06:02 AM


Originally Posted by LynnVT (Post 6723947)
I'm curious how others read this board. I mostly start at the "What's New" tab and scroll down for interesting topics, using mouse to rollover headlines to see first line. Then I click if I'm interested. Sometimes I go in by topic, like Mission Organization, or Resources if I'm in the mood for something particular. Problem is if you don't go in often, you don't see interesting things that have been moved down the line by new posts. Sometimes I go to a later page of What's New and work backward to find conversations that are of interest. Now and then I go to my account to see threads I've started or commented on and see what others have said about the topic.
How about you?

I do the very same thing as you do. Some days I will explore a little bit more if I am looking for something in particular and use the search option at the top right corner

Kitsie 05-20-2014 07:14 AM

I click on "Archive" at the bottom of the page which brings up a forum list. Clicking on eg: "Main" will list all the posts in that category. The ones I haven't read are in blue. The ones I have read are brown. That way I can limit myself to one cup (large mug) of tea before I start my day!

ging10ging 05-20-2014 07:21 AM

I also go to What's New and look at the pics and if I have time I may go to the tute's. I didn't know they had a Digest probably looked right at it. Sue

Quilty-Louise 05-20-2014 07:26 AM

I start on the "SETTINGS" at the top to read through the posts
on threads that I follow/commented on.

Than I go to the "What's New" and look for topics I want to read
more on, or see the pictures etc.

After that I go to MAIN and work my way down the list.

QuiltnNan 05-20-2014 08:43 AM


Originally Posted by Kitsie (Post 6724184)
I click on "Archive" at the bottom of the page which brings up a forum list. Clicking on eg: "Main" will list all the posts in that category. The ones I haven't read are in blue. The ones I have read are brown. That way I can limit myself to one cup (large mug) of tea before I start my day!

i do just what kitsie does, even the tea part :)

tessagin 05-20-2014 08:49 AM

I'm just kind of all over it. I check most recent posts and scan on rest to see if I'm interested and no particular rhythm or rhyme.

NJ Quilter 05-20-2014 08:51 AM

I do essentially the same as you...What's New; mouse over topic and move along appropriately. If I have more time during the course of the day/evening I'll delve a bit more deeply into other sections. For me, the 'what's new' tab hits the highlights and I don't get myself overly engrossed for days on end.

slbram17 05-20-2014 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by LynnVT (Post 6723947)
I'm curious how others read this board. I mostly start at the "What's New" tab and scroll down for interesting topics, using mouse to rollover headlines to see first line. Then I click if I'm interested. Sometimes I go in by topic, like Mission Organization, or Resources if I'm in the mood for something particular. Problem is if you don't go in often, you don't see interesting things that have been moved down the line by new posts. Sometimes I go to a later page of What's New and work backward to find conversations that are of interest. Now and then I go to my account to see threads I've started or commented on and see what others have said about the topic.
How about you?

Sometimes I go to What's New and go to a topic I am interested in. Other times I go to Main and scroll down. I also like to check out General Chit Chat and Recipes.

lynnie 05-20-2014 10:55 AM

swaps
pictures
gcc
whats new
main

DebraK 05-20-2014 12:04 PM

I have Main and Pictures bookmarked for quick access. I read those daily, and then read General Chit Chat maybe once a week, which I access from the home page.

I also use quick links to see if anything interesting has been added to posts where I've made comments, or to answer any questions someone may have in connection to one of my posts.

ManiacQuilter2 05-20-2014 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by nativetexan (Post 6724051)
I just get into the Home page, read Main, then Pictures, then General Chit-Chat.

I do the same......but also look at what is being requested and what is for sale.

Doggramma 05-20-2014 03:24 PM

Main, Pictures, Introduce, General Chit Chat. I've never used the What's New, but that sounds like a good idea

ube quilting 05-20-2014 03:46 PM

Lynn, go to Thread tools at the top right of the page

open and click on " subscribe to this thread"

open and click the Add button

Then go back to the home page.

to find the subscribed threads got to "quick links" at top of page and click subscribed threads.

Hope this helps

ube quilting 05-20-2014 03:48 PM

Lynn, go to Thread tools at the top right of the page

open and click on " subscribe to this thread"

open and click the Add subcription button.

Then go back to the home page.

to find the subscribed threads go to "quick links" at top of page and click subscribed threads.

Hope this helps.
peace

EDIT: You will find that as your list of subscribed threads grows the threads will move up or down the list as other people comment. You can also delete old ones when not useful anymore.

Jan in VA 05-20-2014 07:17 PM

I scroll ALL the way to the very bottom of the opening page (or any page, really) and click on "Archive", just like Kitsie. I then open Chit-chat, Main, and Pictures on a daily basis, noting those topics that are blue and unread.
About once a week I read the other topics like Tutorials or Recipes or Introductions.

This Archive area has every topic posted within minutes of it appearing on QB, so I'm assured of being kept up to date.

Jan in VA

Anniedeb 05-20-2014 08:36 PM


Originally Posted by nativetexan (Post 6724051)
I just get into the Home page, read Main, then Pictures, then General Chit-Chat.

That's exactly what I do.

citruscountyquilter 05-21-2014 03:44 AM


Originally Posted by Geri B (Post 6723971)
I get the digest daily....so in the morning with my coffee I read thru that, each topic except vintage sewing machines...not of interest to me....then I will go to HOME, click on main and read any others of day that were not in digest.....cruise thru other topics to see if anything strikes me as interesting....maybe add a comment/question....then shut down and go on with my day.......

This is how I do it too. For a while a few months ago I was not getting the daily digest e-mail and was disappointed. I went in through the regular website but there is something about opening up my e-mail in the morning and seeing it there like a friend checking in. I'm an early riser so appreciate that it's there early. It is a daily habit for me. I have learned so much.

misseva 05-21-2014 11:29 AM

I get the Daily Digest and start at the top and go through each one. Sometimes I don't read all the posts but most of the time I do. Then I just keep reading each section until I get through the Recipes. Love it!!!!

Lisa Marie 05-21-2014 05:24 PM

I click on archive at the bttom of the main page and work my way down all the topics. Anything I haven't read is in blue nice feature.

Wanabee Quiltin 05-22-2014 05:45 AM

Right now I am only reading the Daily Digest, I just don't have the time to stay on the computer that long. I used to read it for hours but then realized I didn't have time to quilt and that is what I like to do most in the world. Some days there are far too many posts that have been there the day before so that makes a short day of reading.

Mariah 05-22-2014 07:39 AM

My way of reading is about as everyone else's above. I am not sure what you mean by "my account" so please explain. Mariah

jojo47 06-03-2014 05:56 PM

For some reason, I know longer get the digest....I get updates and read them.

ILoveToQuilt 06-04-2014 05:33 PM

Main first, then General chit-chat (love to play the games), then In Search Of/Yard Sale, then...whatever strikes my fancy. Occasionally I'll go to the online chat room.

LynnVT 06-04-2014 05:39 PM

Glad to see this come up again. Everyone's answers were as interesting as I hoped they would be. Thanks for all the info and good ideas!


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