Originally Posted by jordanship
My email subscriptions are not working for me so good to hear that's true for others. Will check out the options and browser rec.
I've checked your settings in the Admin CP, Richard, and the reason email notification of new posts to your subscribed threads isn't working is because you have it turned off (see screen
shot, below). Your settings are exactly like mine, otherwise, except that I've disabled Profile Comments.
I rely on Today's Posts to scan what's been posted since I last checked, as well as everything else in the last 24 hours, even if I've been through the older posts already. To get to Today's Posts, click on Quick Links in the top menu bar to open the drop-down menu. Today's Posts is the first option. When you open Today's Posts, you'll see the same information as the Portal page provides, but in a more reader-friendly format.
I need that version of new posts because I can fix titles on that page (spelling, punctuation, structure, length, etc.) but it's equally useful for every reader. Threads I've not opened since I last scanned titles before checking Mark Forums Read (third from top on that same drop-down menu) are in boldface type and all of the titles will appear that way 'til I get down to the point where I last selected Mark Forums Read.
Like everyone else, I couldn't possibly read every post in every thread, though unlike Mark I don't have the luxury of ignoring a thread just because a title is poorly thought out. I'll fix the ones that are worth the effort (it doesn't take long after you've done it for more than two years
), tend to the items that are my current
specialty (Marketing and Advertising), check the new posts in Classifieds and Crews before moving the listings that have aged-out from those fora to their respective archives
, go back to the top of Today's Posts to check titles down to the first one that was there when I started perhaps twenty miinutes earlier, fix those that need fixing, then select Mark Forums Read to, essentially, reset everything for next time.
I can scan the entire site in less than a half hour, fixing titles as I go and PMing where necessary. Because I can do it so quickly now, I tend to do other things and only log in and repeat the procedure every two to three hours. The first scan of the morning takes the longest, while those I do through the day can take as little as five minutes.
You will be logging in and reading for reasons that are different from mine, but the procedure will work just as well for you or any other member