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    Weeding out bookmarked sites

    It was getting hard to find things in my lists of saved sites. If there is such a thing as a website collector/hoarder, I guess I qualify. My sewing, quilting, blogs, and garden categories had over a hundred names in each.

    I decided to do some weeding out, and was dismayed to discover that some of the sites were no longer there. The information, tutorials, and photos that I thought I could rely upon for future use were gone. I am so bummed out!



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    That happened to me too. DARN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattieMae View Post
    It was getting hard to find things in my lists of saved sites. If there is such a thing as a website collector/hoarder, I guess I qualify. My sewing, quilting, blogs, and garden categories had over a hundred names in each.

    I decided to do some weeding out, and was dismayed to discover that some of the sites were no longer there. The information, tutorials, and photos that I thought I could rely upon for future use were gone. I am so bummed out!


    This is why I love Pinterest. It doesn't guarantee that links won't be broken at some point but the page image will remain the same and you can make notes so that you at least have some idea of what you were saving.

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    Time for me to also clean out bookmarks, I don't really use them anyway. If I want to save something good I make if a PDF or save a copy of it in word for future use.

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    It's good to clean out bookmarks, and I, too, have been dismayed to find some links dead. But then I figure there are so many more cool links yet to find, it will all even out in the end!
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    I found a cool way to deal with bookmarks...I set up a Word document and I place all bookmarks in the doc. When it reaches 8 pages, I start another doc and save the first. After 3 successive saves, I go back to doc 1 and run through all the links, saving the good ones, deleting the so/so. Takes very little space and time to do this.
    Meanwhile, my Microsoft Office came with an application called One Note... I LOVE THIS PROGRAM. You can make tabs and copy projects on each page of the tab. This is for a project that I really dont want to lose. Take a look at it over at the Microsoft site. It's really cool.

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    I have a mac and there is a free program like One Note for macs. Its called Growly Notes.

    How else do you use your One Notes? I am interested.

    Quote Originally Posted by leighway View Post
    I found a cool way to deal with bookmarks...I set up a Word document and I place all bookmarks in the doc. When it reaches 8 pages, I start another doc and save the first. After 3 successive saves, I go back to doc 1 and run through all the links, saving the good ones, deleting the so/so. Takes very little space and time to do this.
    Meanwhile, my Microsoft Office came with an application called One Note... I LOVE THIS PROGRAM. You can make tabs and copy projects on each page of the tab. This is for a project that I really dont want to lose. Take a look at it over at the Microsoft site. It's really cool.
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    There is a free web site organizer on www.portaportal.com The free one does have ads at the bottom, but I just ignore them. The hardest part is deciding on your categories. I have created more for quilting because the lists became so long. It is easy to use, and they have never given out any info.

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    Pinterest!!!!!!!
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    how do you delete articles/pictures you have saved as a blog???? I tried to do that last night and could not figure it out. and how do you get on Pinterest??

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    To delete "favorites" highlight the one you want to delete, right click on the mouse and it will give you a list of options. Click on delete and it is gone. Also there is only so much room in favorites, so the oldest one will drop off when you add a new one that is over the limit. I have noticed also that when you go to a favorite, sometimes, it is no longer available on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky View Post
    I have a mac and there is a free program like One Note for macs. Its called Growly Notes.

    How else do you use your One Notes? I am interested.
    I use it primarily to keep track of projects I want to do. I have tabs for sewing, needlework, crochet, quilting tutorials, ideas for projects with my GD. It's a creative storage place for me. I think it might also be very well used as a personal recipe book. What are some of the things you do with Growly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcsewer View Post
    To delete "favorites" highlight the one you want to delete, right click on the mouse and it will give you a list of options. Click on delete and it is gone. Also there is only so much room in favorites, so the oldest one will drop off when you add a new one that is over the limit. I have noticed also that when you go to a favorite, sometimes, it is no longer available on the internet.
    thanks for your answer....will try it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattieMae View Post
    It was getting hard to find things in my lists of saved sites. If there is such a thing as a website collector/hoarder, I guess I qualify. My sewing, quilting, blogs, and garden categories had over a hundred names in each.

    I decided to do some weeding out, and was dismayed to discover that some of the sites were no longer there. The information, tutorials, and photos that I thought I could rely upon for future use were gone. I am so bummed out!


    I'm a book mark hoarder also. Half of them I don't even know why I saved in the first place!
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    Well I am a "horder" also. Before I read this I was just cleaning out my favorites. One whole folder named hobby was just deleted because I knew I would never look at some of those websites. I have 5 years of saved stuff. Why?????????? Is it a sickness?? I will never make all of those patterns, etc. I also have 3 small totes with saved patterns and ideas. I think I need a Twelve Step Program". LOL It seems fun and necessary at the time.

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    Thanks, I wasn't aware that you could make notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangledthreads View Post
    Well I am a "horder" also. Before I read this I was just cleaning out my favorites. One whole folder named hobby was just deleted because I knew I would never look at some of those websites. I have 5 years of saved stuff. Why?????????? Is it a sickness?? I will never make all of those patterns, etc. I also have 3 small totes with saved patterns and ideas. I think I need a Twelve Step Program". LOL It seems fun and necessary at the time.
    Just love the idea of a 12 step program for hoarders. I think I need to join. But first I need to save all the stuff I need to save. LOL Also I save some things as mail saved in AOL jut set up your files and hoard away. That way they don't get trash if your computer crashes or gets a virus.

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    I also have too many old emails. Do you all clean your email out? Or just let it get fuller?

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    I had forgotten all about my old email stash. I go through the email when received, then file the "good" stuff away in mail folders. My eBay and Amazon folders have bid confirmations from 2009. Thanks for the housekeeping reminder CindyA.

    I got real mail from my boyfriend after he was drafted and was in boot camp. I saved every letter until the man I married years later found them with my prom pictures and chucked the letters. I remember the smell of the stationery and ink and his really lousy penmanship. I wonder if men still write love letters, or just email them.

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