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    Super Member KalamaQuilts's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    Two different things:




    Totally different from using the Archives (link included in my post upthread).

    By viewing the new threads only and your subscribed threads, you never have to look at anything you've already decided to pass over.

    Way more time efficient.


    Directions on how to set this up - so it's only ONE click away with just the newly posted-to subscribed threads - were also provided upthread.
    By the tone of your typing I get the impression you felt I was one of the post without reading the responses first people. Not so. I saw your post, it was a good one. My options just offered something different.

    all the best~

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    By the tone of your typing I get the impression you felt I was one of the post without reading the responses first people.
    Nope.
    I just don't repeat links twice in the same thread.

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    Love what you said . I do about the same. It make's my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luana View Post
    What a good question. If you look at the number of replies and the number of views it is evident the many look and don't write anything. If you read all of the comments on multiple pages, you notice that some are not reading all the replies before they add to the post. When I have come to the board for advice, I have always received several very specific helpful suggestions, and I am grateful that someone took the time to help me solve a problem. When I post pictures of a finished project, I appreciate the replies that let me know that someone really looked at my work and commented on the style, detail, color, etc. or asks a question about the pattern or fabric. It is my experience that even if I ask a question on the 9th page of replies, I will get an answer from the person who posted. So I know it matters because they returned to the page to check on the replies.
    There's the answer to your question...the person who posted the question and sometimes the person who commented will return to the thread to read the additional comments. Good words are never wasted, even if they disappear into a wave of good words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Fire Chief View Post
    I get my new edition of the digest around 6:30 am. I try to keep my dogs quiet until after I quickly look at what has been posted, but most often I have to wait until the barn chores are done and my dogs are napping to read the news and browse through the beautiful pictures. When I see something that truly inspires me to comment, most often I find that there are already 2 or more pages of comments. When I find that there are more than 4 pages of responsed I close the post and don't add my opinion. So, I was wondering, does it matter to you how many people respond to something you have posted or is it more gratifying to find that oodles of people have been moved to respond? Regardless, I will continue to read every thread created, I enjoy reading everyones comments and learn so much from all the advice.
    Like your chief reasoning. my husband is a retired wild land fire fighter chief.
    Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...

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    Sometimes the subject is an in progress project, so only reading the beginning pages, would result in missing out on what happens later. I posted progress of a fireworks quilt I made a couple years ago that went on for several months and created 80+ pages of posts.

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    I'm fairly new to the QB. love it and all the suggestions. Is there a way to delete responses in each thread. I read through all the responses but some give advise and others are just comments. If I want to bookmark the thread on my IPad I don't need to save the comments. MTS, when you go into your link and open it, I like how it changes color. Does it Chang to another color if you reply? Just wondering how you know you commented on a thread so you can follow it? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maureen NJ View Post
    Is there a way to delete responses in each thread
    No.

    . If I want to bookmark the thread on my IPad I don't need to save the comments.[
    While trying not to divulge the level of my complete ignorance related to all things "I-p", when you bookmark something, you're just saving a link. You're not actually saving the comments. And, really, some of the best information can sometimes be found buried pages in to the thread.

    MTS, when you go into your link and open it, I like how it changes color. Does it Chang to another color if you reply? Just wondering how you know you commented on a thread so you can follow it? Thanks!
    If I click on SETTINGS up on the top of the screen, it will list all the threads I've commented on or subscribed to that have received another post. If nobody else commented after me, I don't need to see a list of it as there isn't anything new to follow.

    If, however, for some reason, I do want to look at an earlier thread I commented on that has no recent updates, I would click on SETTINGS, and then on the left side, click on SUBSCRIPTIONS.
    That would give me the entire list of threads, provided I'm still subscribed to it.
    I might have signed up for a thread for some information, but not commented. If I choose to unsubscribe at a later date, that thread would no longer ever show up on my list.

    Also, when you read a thread with multiple comments like this one, there are manyways to enter it:

    1- Click on the thread title. We all knew that.

    2- Next to the date/time of the last post, there's a little blue box with 2 arrows in it. That will take you to the LAST post of the thread, so need to go in the front door and page and scroll to get to it.

    3-If you click on the thread title, which takes you to the first page, on the light tan bar under the thread title, is an option to click on "View First Unread." That's specific to YOU, and will take you to the YOUR first unread.

    It would be much more useful if that option 3 where on the Thread listing page, so you can get right to the lastest unread thread, but you can't have everything.
    I actually thought I saw it here once, but it must have been another board.

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited by MTS; 10-20-2012 at 06:22 AM.

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    MTS, Thanks for the info. I don 't know what I was thinking - I knew it just saved the link, not the comments too! Senior moment! I am going on the site map - much easier. I like the "subscribe". Thanks for telling us about the tan bar. It will be easier when going in the subscribe. Have to try that yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maureen NJ View Post
    MTS, .
    Yikes, I have to get better at proofreading my posts.
    Sorry about that.

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    Now I went on the site map for the first time since this AM and none of the threads I looked at are a different color. What did I do?

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    Could be your browser.

    I'm using Firefox.

    Under Tools,
    Options,
    Content (tab)
    Colors (in Fonts & Colors section)

    In the Link Colors section , do you show two different colors for Visited and Unvisited links?

    You can adjust the colors - just take care not to make them to light (hard to see against the white background) or too dark (hard to distinguish from the regular text).

    eta: I just changed mine to med blue/dark purpl from blue/dark blue.
    When I went to the "site" page, they were changed.

    If you're using another browser, sorry, I can't help you.
    But if you fish around in the options choices, I'm sure there would be something similar.
    Last edited by MTS; 10-21-2012 at 07:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    I pick and choose which posts to read.... and I go to the Main and the Vintage spots and pretty much ignore the others. I find that if I have a lot to do, I don't check out as many posts. And, I'd probably get a lot more quilts finished if I didn't spend as much time on QB. So, I hope I don't come off as a snob because I don't comment on 'everything' but some topics are just more interesting to my likes and dislikes than others. I love this board and the fact that people will come back quickly to answer your questions and comment on your posts. We live in pretty desolate spots and I don't get to quilt with friends, etc. So, I learn a lot and get a lot of satisfaction from you all. Thanks

    nanna
    I feel the same way nanna, I don't read them all, there just isn't enough time in the day and I also want to spend time quilting. I also go to the gym three times a week, so between my emails, the QB and the gym, my quilting and housework has been suffering greatly. I guess the older I get, the slower I get too, which doesn't help alot. I've always been a slow quilter, knitter, crocheter, basketmaker etc so it takes me a lot longer to get anything done. I read about all the projects you ladies make and admire your abilities and speed. I have learned so much from this board so don't intend to quit any time soon. Thanks to everyone for all your help and tips.

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    MTS, Thanks for your suggestions. Somewhere on here I found that the administrators have to put me in for that and I sent them a message. Still haven't heard. I am in Safari so will chg browser if I don't hear from them.

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