Originally Posted by svzephyr44
OK, no more posts. Apparently if I go to each forum individually I can "ignore" the thread. Pain in the ...
DoJ has the right answer below.
Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey
If you go each forum indvidually you also use the Forum Tools drop down button to select "Ignore Forum"........and you don't need to do that every time you visit!
This is the best way to ignore a complete forum of topics.
Here is my "basic" forum strategy -
- First ignore forums I am sure I don't want to read - Actually I think the only one I am ignoring is "Open CPN" - if I ever use it this will be an invaluable resource but not necessary at present.
- Then I select "Quick Links" - "Subscribed Threads" - If you post in a thread you automatically get subscribed to it. If you do not want to post but want to follow it - while viewing the posts find the "Thread Tools" selection then "Subscribe to Thread" - This thread will now show in the "Subscribed Threads" list and is a great way to follow a thread topic.
- After ignoring forums and checking my subscribed threads I then select "New Posts" - I usually find the first "Crew Listing" and click on the far right column (the "in forum" column) - then I scan the listings for anything that may turn out to be amusing. If I don't see anything I select "Forum Tools" - "Mark Forum Read" - this marks every thread in that forum as "no longer new" - then I do the same for classifieds. Be careful if you are at the very top level - the entire forum gets marked read.
By the third time I select "new posts" all the ignored forums, marked read classifieds and marked read crew listings no longer appear and the days list of new threads is usually 3 pages long.
I scan titles and pick and choose.
There are a couple of forums that I go to specifically as they are special interest areas. However I could actually Subscribe to a forum and get them all - however I don't read everything in the "special interest" forums so I don't do that.
Managing the info on CF is critical - I don't think anyone can read it all...