Site Talk forum: Suggestion for the "star" feature

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Nov 19, 2015 6:56 AM CST
Dave - Would it be possible to have the star feature allowed for an entire thread?

I ask because there are some threads that I love and often refer to, but sometimes it takes me awhile to find these threads. I don't like adding them to my Firefox favorites because my Firefox settings have gotten wiped out from time to time, so I loose everything I have in my favorites folder.
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Nov 19, 2015 8:02 AM CST
I've often needed that, too, but there is a very simple, one click work around:

First star any post in the thread, just as you always would.
Once you revisit your starred post, just click on the thread title:
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Some other forum sites default to going directly to the post and within the thread. This would be optimal, but for those with slow computers, loading the entire thread needlessly could take extra time that impatient users won't like.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Nov 19, 2015 8:40 AM CST
Rick - Yes, I have done that too. But sometimes I have to check several starred posts before I find the right thread it is in. I just thought it would be much easier to simply star a particular thread that I like, so that I would be able to go directly to the first post (instead of the last post or the starred post) to start reading again. I even thought of having separate folders in the starred option. One for posts and one for threads so I could quickly find exactly what I am looking for.

This suggestion is just one of those ideas that I think of every time I have to go through my starred posts. I was thinking it would be a great feature to have the option to star an entire thread to make finding something much easier and faster. I guess I am spoiled because ATP runs so effortlessly for most features. Thumbs up
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Nov 19, 2015 12:18 PM CST
Why not just star the first post in the thread?

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