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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Nov 5, 2014 12:04 PM CST
If i click on "watch this thread", aren't new entries supposed to show up on list of new entries? (Without having made a comment on that thread?)
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Nov 5, 2014 12:21 PM CST
Yes. If the thread has new entries, it should show up in the Thread Watcher section on your home page. Is that not happening for you?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Nov 5, 2014 12:58 PM CST
No, for instance, I am on the watch list for " strangest looking plants", but I'm not alerted when someone posts a new comment. I have to search for it every day. Now, I realize, I could post some mindless comment, and be alerted, but it seem to me I already post enough mindless comments. Blinking And, i thought that's what watch list was for.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 5, 2014 2:24 PM CST
Don't think you actually need to post any comments, mindless Green Grin! or otherwise to watch a thread.

When you click on "Watch this thread" does it then go to a screen that tells you "you are now watching the thread _ _ __ " ? If not, go back and see if the command has changed to "Unwatch thread" which should mean you're successful.

Be sure you only click on the command once. If you double clicked, it might go from "Watch _ _ " back to "Unwatch _ _ "

Edited to add, Nope that didn't happen when I tried it.

Elaine

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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Nov 5, 2014 5:02 PM CST
I have been waiting for someone could post on these threads so i could answer. No one has. I am on an active watch list for thread #721902. It does not go to another screen when i click watch, but i get an unwatch option. Anyone who wants to post a comment, i will see if i get an alert. Its an interesting thread.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Nov 5, 2014 5:44 PM CST
jmorth posted a comment and a photo on that thread yesterday. So that thread didn't show up on your home page "thread watcher?"
Have you tried looking at the box at the bottom of the thread, just under the last post? On the right hand side of the screen, there should be an option to either "Mark as unread" or either "Watch" or "Unwatch this thread." I'm watching that thread, so this is what it looks like on my screen:

Thumb of 2014-11-05/woofie/1de021

And here's how it appears on my homepage when there's a new post:

Thumb of 2014-11-05/woofie/7e2521

What browser are you using?

Oops, just noticed that the first photo is of this thread, not the "strangest plants" thread. But still, you should see whether you have the option of watching or unwatching in that area.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Nov 5, 2014 5:53 PM CST
Yes, and i have watch clicked. Have received no alerts
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 5, 2014 5:57 PM CST
Another way to be alerted is to go into your profile and change your preferences. In there is an option to "watch any thread that you reply to".

You might try that and see if it works. If not, try the Site Talk thread and most likely Trish or Dave will help you.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Nov 5, 2014 6:04 PM CST
Yes. Dave would most definitely want to hear if there's a problem with a site feature not working properly!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Nov 5, 2014 6:13 PM CST
Thank You!
Confused @dave
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Nov 5, 2014 7:02 PM CST
I just posted something there:

The thread "Strangest looking plants thread" in All Things Gardening forum

P.S. Suppose you went into that forum to read some other thread, right after I posted to the "funny lookin' plant" thread. You might NOT see the "New", because the system saw you in that forum after I posted. (I think.)

I THINK the "New" feature assumes that you had your chance to see those threads the last time you were in the forum, but I can't swear to that.

Also maybe, if you use your browser's "back arrow" to go from a forum to the home page, funny things might happen with the "New" feature, but that is very "maybe".

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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Nov 5, 2014 7:15 PM CST
That thread did not appear as having a new post in my list, rick. Maybe dave will be able to fix, or explain what im doing wrong
Cauliflower is just a cabbage with a college education (mark twain)
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Nov 5, 2014 7:27 PM CST
Wow. Maybe there is a bug! I bet he asks what browser you're using.
Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Nov 5, 2014 7:43 PM CST
This?
Thumb of 2014-11-06/texaskitty111/e03699

Cauliflower is just a cabbage with a college education (mark twain)
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Nov 5, 2014 7:45 PM CST
Yup. Hmm, "Chrome" is mainstream.

Ummm ... when I referred to "New" above, that was probably irrelevant. You're talking about "Watch This THREAD", not "Watch This Forum".

I never noticed before that I was "watching" a thread and missed any new posts.

Do you have that problem with only one thread and no other thread? I recall that you said that "watch any thread that I post to" works, and you were only talking about the "watch this thread" button.





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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Nov 5, 2014 7:56 PM CST
It doesnt work for any thread i want to "watch", but haven't made a comment
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Nov 5, 2014 8:06 PM CST

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The thread watcher works flawlessly but I suspect you might be thinking it should be doing something other than it is actually doing?

When you watch a thread, that only means one thing: if anyone replies to it, you will be notified on your homepage IF you haven't looked at it since the new post was made.

So if you go to the thread, then you've seen it and it will then no longer show up on the homepage.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Nov 5, 2014 8:11 PM CST
It does not show when someone makes a post, even if i have not already looked there. Oh well, ill just check every day.
Cauliflower is just a cabbage with a college education (mark twain)
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Nov 6, 2014 7:16 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I just checked and see that you are watching this thread.

So if I reply right now this will show up as a new thread on your ATP homepage (unless you come to this thread first, bypassing the homepage.)
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Nov 6, 2014 7:20 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Okay @texaskitty111 I just logged in as you and went to the ATP homepage and there are 20 updated threads in your thread watcher. This thread itself appeared on the homepage.

"Welcome to All Things Plants, texaskitty111!
There are 20 updated threads in your Thread Watcher:"

Do you see it?

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