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A way to mark threads as being "watched"

    Question

  • Is there a way to mark a thread as being watched?

    In some newsgroups you can right-click and choose to "watch" a thread. Then if you can sort in a way that Watched threads come up first you can quickly tell if something of special interest to you has a new comment.

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    CHO, HomePage Doctor
    Wednesday, July 16, 2008 8:25 PM

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  • Yup, if you're in the thread view, you can choose "Alert Me"
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Wednesday, July 16, 2008 11:01 PM
  • mattfras said:

    Yup, if you're in the thread view, you can choose "Alert Me"


    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer

    Well, kinda sorta, maybe. Please see this thread

    However, I may have some information which will help the devs track this down. Although, as the referenced thread post indicates, my settings are correct, my email is valid, etc., but I'm not receiving alerts, I just a moment ago clicked on the "My Alerts" box up above in the forum header and, Bingo! Tons of alerts. All of the alerts, apparently, that I should have been receiving via email all this time. In fact, I am posting this as a reply to one of those alerts listed as a result of clicking that link.

    It seems that the alert setting is being honored, and the alerts are indeed being sent... somewhere. Unfortunately, they are not being sent to me. They are remaining within the confines of the forum context and not being transferred to whatever object is supposed to be charged with ensuring that they are forwarded on to the email account associated with my Passport/Windows Live ID.

    As an MCP (VB) myself, I hope that this additional information may help the guys (and girls ;-) track down where in the process flow the breakdown is occurring. Keep us posted, OK. Preferably by alerts... ;-)

    cheers,
    scott


    Thursday, July 17, 2008 3:22 AM
  • Hmm, well ever since I put some threads on Alert, when I log in ALL messages seem to be marked as having been read, even though they contain new material.
    CHO, HomePage Doctor http://www.homepagedoctor.com/ExpressionTutorials/Tutorials.htm
    Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:58 PM