Site Talk forum: Missing new posts in my forum

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Aug 11, 2011 1:58 PM CST
I am moderating my forum and am watching my forum as a whole but I still can miss new threads others post. Is there a way a new or updated thread that I haven't "watched" yet can be shown in a thread watcher on my home page? In other words, can all the new posts in a watched forum appear in my thread watcher.
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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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Aug 11, 2011 2:01 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

You can indeed watch a forum. Whenever any post is made (whether a new thread or a reply to an existing thread) you are notified with a red Yes on the homepage.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Aug 11, 2011 2:02 PM CST
"Watch" the forum instead of just "watch" individual threads. I think that's working for me...

Karen
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Aug 11, 2011 3:10 PM CST
Thumbs up Works great. : )
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Aug 11, 2011 3:31 PM CST
My problem is that I don't know it's there to watch. I may be wrong, but sometimes when I check a thread I know about and go back to my homepage, the forum says no. Even if there is another thread I am unaware of. I will keep my eagle eye out and see why I keep missing them (attention problem on my part or technology). BTW, I almost always respond to a thread so I am watching almost every thread that way.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Mindy03
Aug 11, 2011 3:39 PM CST
Instead of going back to your homepage after reading one thread click to go back to your forum instead. Once you go read one thread the yes changes to no even if you haven't read all the new posts yet.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Aug 11, 2011 3:47 PM CST
Yes, that's what's been happening...and then I miss threads. I guess I'll have to explain this to members of the forum too, since I've heard confusion there and decided to ask.
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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Aug 11, 2011 4:06 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

This is pretty simple once you get the concept.

The homepage has red yesses for all the forums that you're watching.

Go into the forum, and every thread will have a read yes if there are any posts in any of them that you haven't seen yet.

All you have to do is hit the forum's page and it will all be there for you. There's no way you can miss something.

In my mind, I can't see how it could be made less complete and concise than that.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Aug 11, 2011 4:12 PM CST
I guess we are still following the organization from the cubit so the yesses are sometimes way down in order and not obvious like they would be if folks were posting more randomly (based on recency). I will attend more to the forum and less to the forum watcher.
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Charter ATP Member I sent a postcard to Randy! Sedums I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art
Region: New York Cat Lover
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nap
Aug 12, 2011 6:54 AM CST
I agree with the explanations. For instance, after reading this thread, don't click on All Things Plants homepage. Click the line below it - Site Talk forum. I've learned to work my way through the forum before returning to the homepage.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Aug 12, 2011 1:39 PM CST
Thanks all!

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