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How can I follow a thread?

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  • Let's say I see an interesting question to which I don't know the answer. So I want to follow the thread.

    Today the only way the thread appears in "My threads" section is when I reply to the thread.

    In this case, I don't want to reply to the thread... but I want to simply follow it.


    val it: unit=()

    Monday, June 24, 2013 9:32 PM

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  • If you click on the Thread's header, it will take you to a page that just shows the Thread, and nothing else.  From the "single thread view", there's an option at the top left that says "Alert Me".

    Click that, and you'll get alerts (without responding).


    <a href="http://reedcopsey.com">Reed Copsey, Jr. - http://reedcopsey.com</a><br/> If a post answers your question, please click &quot;<strong>Mark As Answer</strong>&quot; on that post. If you find a post helpful, please click &quot;<strong>Vote as Helpful</strong>&quot;.

    Monday, June 24, 2013 9:43 PM
  • But I don't want alerts... alerts as I understand will start sending emails .

    We don't want emails. I just want to see that thead in my stream. (MyThreads).


    val it: unit=()

    Monday, June 24, 2013 9:47 PM
  • But I don't want alerts... alerts as I understand will start sending emails .

    We don't want emails. I just want to see that thead in my stream. (MyThreads).


    val it: unit=()

    This is, unfortunately, something that's never been supported in the Forums...


    <a href="http://reedcopsey.com">Reed Copsey, Jr. - http://reedcopsey.com</a><br/> If a post answers your question, please click &quot;<strong>Mark As Answer</strong>&quot; on that post. If you find a post helpful, please click &quot;<strong>Vote as Helpful</strong>&quot;.

    Monday, June 24, 2013 9:52 PM
  • Yes, the forums have never supported adding threads to "My Threads".

    But in the old newsgroups (retired fall 2009) you could flag a thread as one your were "watching". Then it would appear red in any thread list. If the thread title was bold red, there was new activity (you had not viewed) in a thread you were watching. If the title was normal red, there was no new activity. If the title was bold black, there was new activity in the thread or a new question. But you could also flag a thread as one you were not watching and it would become dim, so you would never waste time checking it again.

    Moreover, the list of newsgroups you subscribed to showed similar information. If the newsgroup name was bold black, there was at least one thread with something you had not read. If the name was bold red, there was at least one thread you were watching with new activity. Keeping up to date was a snap. If I was on vacation and got too far behind, I could always mark all threads in a newsgroup as "read" and follow new activity from then on.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:06 AM