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1yesfan
11-01-2002, 10:13 PM
How do you use this site? Do you visit the main page and just click around the various forums that have yellow lights? Do you log on and just go to the TODAYS POSTS or UPDATED POSTS ........

Dances w/PURPLE
11-01-2002, 10:48 PM
I had two responses. I log on and go to Today's posts. If bored, I like to put the paddles to an old thread that is dorment. I do utilize the search here. Thanks Tim

smatt
11-02-2002, 02:30 AM
First I check my e-mail for any hotspots and consolidate e-mails for like threads. I hit the forums I moderate first, then I go to other forums that've got thread I subscribed to, then last but not least I go cruising through the other forums.

BrianD
11-02-2002, 06:10 AM
The poll doesn't actually allow 'combination' choices - I may start with the email notification, then on to the update section and then cruise the forums. One has to be flexible.

Sheerah
11-02-2002, 12:21 PM
It took a while to learn where everything is. I used to use email notification, but I got tired of all those emails. I turn my notification off when I post.

But now I could navigate this site in my sleep, almost. It is a nice surprise to find some new threads now and then.

Joedude
11-02-2002, 12:42 PM
Since I don't get here every day (the horror of it all), I click on the View New Posts link on the main page. That is, after I've checked for any PM's, which is usually none.

I got tired of getting the e-mails for recent forum postings so I disabled that.

Dances w/PURPLE
11-02-2002, 04:11 PM
through the transport system aboard my vessel.

smatt
11-02-2002, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by dancesw/purple
through the transport system aboard my vessel.


Is that vessel or wessel? :D

Original_Shifty
11-02-2002, 09:09 PM
I usually just see what threads have been updated since my last visit.

When I'm bored, I see who's on line and visit a thread that someone else is viewing. Sometimes I get to a thread that may not have interested me before.

Ascend_Create
11-02-2002, 09:39 PM
I usually go through the todays post link, and read them for a while between listening to music and downloading on Kazaa.

JohnPaul
11-02-2002, 11:38 PM
I know some people here use a sextant.. but I'm more of a dead reckoning, points-paralell rules-compass kind of guy..

Oh,.. I'm sorry, got a little lost there.. No.. I do Today's Posts, which are usually yesterday's posts by the time I log on..

I always wondered how that works.. does it drop off posts that are > 24 hours? Pick a dateline and use Date()?

Else, I Close My Eyes (again, an against the flow manuever), click and type - which explains the strange posts I've made.

Dances w/PURPLE
11-03-2002, 01:38 AM
it's wessel but now I much prefer the lightness of my
ectoplasmic vapor trails

S.praematurus
11-03-2002, 01:53 PM
I'm a serious technophobe, so in the beginning it was extraordinarily difficult for me. All those corridors! Then I couldn't find places where I had posted, or places where I hadn't posted but saw something interesting I wanted to follow.

But then...


Originally posted by BrianD
I may start with the email notification, then on to the update section and then cruise the forums.



Originally posted by Original_Shifty
I see who's on line and visit a thread that someone else is viewing.

Yeah. What they said.

Anything else just has to, unfortunately, fall by the wayside, as I'm not normally logged on long enough, or often enough to keep track. Hopefully I can find lost stuff later when someone resurrects a "dead" thread.

deelovesyes
11-04-2002, 07:56 AM
I like the new reply feature.
I think it will help with people not accidentally hitting the new thread box, and having there reply floating around by itself.

dee

Squireaholic
11-04-2002, 09:10 AM
I navigate by accessing points to nowhere...

Flo
11-04-2002, 10:36 AM
I always go to "view new posts" in the morning. I read nearly every post except for sports and non Yes stuff if I'm very busy. Whenever I log in during the day, I read all new stuff and have a look at "Who's online" to have an idea of Yesfans activities. The worst happens when I have been away from the board during more than 4 days because I end up with an incredibly long list of posts to read, hence the need for a special thread "Highlight of the week".

tardistraveler
11-04-2002, 02:52 PM
I voted for e-mail notification, since that's what I usually use. But, once I'm out there perusing the threads to which I've had replies, I generally see some other interesting topics, and read/respond to those too.

yarstruly
11-04-2002, 04:08 PM
I usualy start by looking at my suscribed threads on "My Yesfans" then look at various forums for new & interesting threads...

illusion
11-04-2002, 07:16 PM
I use the "Today's Post" link, or if I've been away for a while, the "Updated Posts" link.

I turned off email notification since I read pretty much everything anyway.

Dances w/PURPLE
11-06-2002, 12:49 AM
I love PMs and navigate in from my home email address when I get home. At work, it's from the page where I have to repeatedly log in.

Earl Grey
11-07-2002, 07:58 AM
I'm constantly referring to the e-mail prompts from the threads I've subscribed/posted to...
I don't know how else I could navigate this sprawling site!
A three ring circus!
Love it!

Earl:yesbird:

Dances w/PURPLE
11-07-2002, 11:54 AM
Did anyone else notice we had three (3) pages of threading yesterday??? Woo Hoo.

therifferoo
11-13-2002, 02:24 PM
I use some email notification, but it got to be overwhelming, and I ended up deleted my subscriptions to a lot of threads.

I guess, for the most part, I try to look at as many recent posts as possible, and from there, go wherever the wind blows me!

Isn't this site great?????

~Riff.

jcostello
11-13-2002, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by dancesw/purple
Did anyone else notice we had three (3) pages of threading yesterday??? Woo Hoo.

... (thank you, John Lennon!)

It's only a theory, but I suspect that the traffic on here increases when Yes is on tour (like, right now, dude!).

Peace, Love, and God, There's So Much Threading, But I Don't Know How to Sew!,

John Crazed Yesfan

Silent_wings
11-16-2002, 10:26 PM
Email notifacation is to much for me. I just browse around to see what is interesting to me at the point in time.

STARRSHIP TROOPER
11-17-2002, 10:35 PM
We have been monitoring your satalite comunications. Take me to your leader {YES}
Starrship Trooper

jcostello
11-18-2002, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by STARRSHIP TROOPER
We have been monitoring your satalite comunications. Take me to your leader {YES}
Starrship Trooper

... can you convince him to not force our country to go to war with Iraq?

Peace and More Peace,

John Crazed Yesfan

tardistraveler
11-18-2002, 06:44 PM
Should this be on the political thread? :)

Earl Grey
11-27-2002, 02:18 AM
'Klaatu Lives'!

(Remember? He's the peace-bearing alien in 'The Day The Earth Stood Still'... ).

I navigate by the stars! :)

tardistraveler
11-27-2002, 10:23 AM
The Day the Earth Stood Still was my first foray into science fiction movies! I think I was about 6 years old, and NBC ran it on "Saturday Night at the Movies". I was totally captivated, and it remains one of my all-time favorites!

Didn't hurt either that I thought Michael Rennie was really hot! :)

jcostello
11-27-2002, 05:58 PM
Klaatu also wasn't a bad band, or least it isn't on the two albums I have (I think they're the band's first two albums). Never gambled on the "Sir Army Suit" album, because I've heard bad things about it. Have they ever done a reunion, or are they back together? Anyone know?

Peace, Love, and Klaatu Zenyatta Mondatta (loose translation: Klaatu groks a Police album),

John Crazed Yesfan

STARRSHIP TROOPER
11-27-2002, 07:51 PM
2nd starr to the left then straight on till morning
Starrship Trooper

jcostello
11-27-2002, 08:06 PM
... if William Shatner takes command of Yesfans, I'll either lead a mutiny, or steal a shuttlecraft and go to another planet, er, website.

Peace, Love, and PICTURE YOURSELF! ON A BOAT! ON A RIVER! (Shatner overemoting on "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"),

John Crazed Yesfan

P.S. Thank god that Shatner chose to cover "Rocket Man" rather than "Starship Trooper" (although Yes probably wouldn't mind getting a cut of those Priceline profits).

STARRSHIP TROOPER
11-27-2002, 09:53 PM
The quote that Shatner used was from Peter Pan . The way to Never Ever Land. Even Kirk likes to travel to fantacy worlds.
Starrship Trooper

Earl Grey
12-02-2002, 06:09 AM
Usually I utilize my spectrometer to see which classificaton a particular luminary merits in the main sequence category of luminescent thingys: and I just sort of wank-off from there...

It's a scientific thang, ya know? Hyuck!
I don't have the slightest idea how: I just do it... :D

:ele:

Dances w/PURPLE
12-02-2002, 11:12 AM
That Shatner thing... thespian Beatles? Don't think so.

STARRSHIP TROOPER
12-11-2002, 12:38 AM
Today I recieved a direct e-mail from a new member with no posts. They either got confused on the sites funtion or they mistook me for someone who knows and would actualy tell. I don't know but I pointed them to the forums to make there intro to the site and fellow fans.
Starrship Trooper

arrel
12-11-2002, 09:24 AM
I used to go to the forums screen each time, but when the re-organization of that screen recently confused me, I started using the 'posts since your last visit' feature, which I find much more to my liking anyway. It has the added advantage of bringing some topics to my attention that I would never have seen the other way.

Flo
12-11-2002, 10:06 AM
Using the option "View new posts" is a good one to me. I'm sure I never miss any post every day.

Lost in the City
01-13-2003, 02:03 PM
Sounds like I'm in the "Who knows how this thing works group"
I've used the main site for years but did not know this part of the site existed until today, so it will take me a few weeks to work it out.
If only you knew - the trouble in working out how this works!!

Excited Yes Fan - Still trying to use the net for July tickets in the UK

tardistraveler
01-13-2003, 02:56 PM
Welcome andyp to the site!

Hope you post often - it's more interesting, the more folks are out here!

Lost in the City
01-15-2003, 06:55 AM
Hi - Tardistraveller
Thanks for the words, I'm having real fun with the site, I see you post a fair bit. Having been a fan for over 30 years, its great to see so many like minded guys and gals - (I've seen all good people) there are times when I would sit listening to a track thinking I must be the only person listening to this at this moment in time, but looking at the thread "What are you listening to now" then there are others.

My girls bought me 2 DVD when we were in the States last year (H of Y and Keys) and had to buy a new player just to watch them.

Got tickets yesterday so really happy. Looking forward to seeing them with Rick again in July

;)

:cheers:

tardistraveler
01-15-2003, 10:44 AM
Andyp - Lucky you - to see Yes this July! Enjoy!

I got to see them twice last year - hopefully they'll be back around soon!

We are so fortunate that they are still touring after all these years! And still sounding great!

Bluetailfly
01-25-2003, 12:27 PM
I generally enter through email copy and paste links. Then once Iv'e read all of the posts that I have recieved emails on - and sometimes I continue with new posts there, then I will go to the top of whatever page I last viewed is and I will click on either Updated Posts or Todays Posts and when I see a subject that interests me I will go to that thread and by posting I know I am widening my circle of communication and that keeps me current in yesfans.
I also usually check myyesfans for PMs but those are rare.
Right now what I will do after posting is I will click on the trail of forums - threads at the top to get me back to the yesmusic forum

Jaybird
08-24-2003, 08:55 AM
I usually start by viewing new posts. That gives me a good snapshot of what is current over a variety of forums. Then if I don't see something I'm specifically interested in, I will go to the main menu and drill down into the forums I am interested in.

doctor_how
09-03-2003, 11:03 PM
I just randomly drift around until I find something interesting! (like Doctor Who....)

Imperatrix
10-23-2003, 02:37 PM
I jump from forum to forum, get pleasantly distracted, then jump and jump again. This is particularly effective in combination with a glass of Red Tail Ale and a bowl of popcorn...or a metric ton of dark chocolate.

---Anastasia the Yesbabe!

Earl Grey
10-25-2003, 07:07 AM
Hey there Anastasia! How's it going way out in the netherlands of Nobody Park? (That's what we old 1000 Oakers used to call Newbury Nark, er... Bark... Er, yeah...).

Say 'hey' to Matt for me, K? Hopefully we can jam some day soon: You'll make us popcorn, right?! ;)

Earlie:ele:

kirk
10-28-2003, 12:10 PM
i hold my hands in the imaginary steering wheel position
and make motor noises w/ my lips!
'seems to work, except i have to stop and wipe down the keyboard occassionally.

WhiteKnight
10-29-2003, 03:46 AM
With the new makeup of the site (which I really like BTW, great jobs all admins!) I now usually browse it from the "Today's posts" link. Before the restyling, I usually check just a few forums ("General Offtopic" and "Think Tank" being my favs... ain't it peculiar that you go to a fan site and choose to look at OT topics first? :-))

WK

Trevor Walker
11-29-2003, 03:01 PM
I use "Todays Posts" or arrive here from a subscribed thread and hang out for a while !

gt76yesman
01-08-2004, 12:32 AM
I haven't used subscribe to a thread....probably get TOO MANY emails...and I don't have time for many at all, nope not at all....

I do most recent posts..... I should try forum jumping....

pick-bus
01-23-2004, 06:24 AM
I must admit it is a bit confusing, I press a name, and you get to another page of names. I still havent worked out exactly how it works

Michele
01-29-2004, 09:32 PM
How do I navigate around YesFans?

With great difficulty, frustration, and fatigue.

Email is so much easier. I will occasionally subscribe to a thread and rely on email. I've just never liked the internet forum interface. ....just a personal taste thing.

whatapair456
02-02-2004, 02:02 PM
How do I navigate around YesFans?

With great difficulty, frustration, and fatigue.

Email is so much easier. I will occasionally subscribe to a thread and rely on email. I've just never liked the internet forum interface. ....just a personal taste thing.

I just go to Todays Posts and Post since lst visit
I was knocked off the site as they, (idont know who they were though) said I editted someones post.??? I am still learning i guess..

Speedy
02-18-2004, 04:58 AM
I just hit a button. Read whats in the section, move off somewhere else and then forget where I've been.

yarstruly
04-13-2004, 02:26 PM
OK...I see we have another format change...but where did "Today's Posts" go again?

1yesfan
04-15-2004, 07:12 AM
Todays posts is located top right corner, next to SHOPPE AND CHAT links.

Gabriel
04-23-2004, 08:48 AM
I click through the various forums and have a browse to see whats happening, then I start posting on the places what have been updated usually. Same for all forums I am am member of :)

Jackaranda
05-14-2004, 11:28 PM
I go wherever Jane and Sheila are.

Serious Dreamer
06-17-2004, 08:04 PM
I still don't find my way around here. There's so many different forums.............

boakesey
07-01-2004, 01:40 PM
I usually wander through L-space & see where the Librarian points me.

Boakesey
(with an ample supply of bananas)

umgekehrt
07-01-2004, 01:44 PM
I usually check my own posts, see if they get any responses. Or go to the recent posts and check out the hot topics. If all else fails, I go to the Games forum and play "Word Association" or "Band Name" or whatnot. Sometimes I would also check Peggy's posts, always good for some smile :D

yeskat
07-13-2004, 12:50 AM
Just learning & getting used to this. I have used other Yes sites. They are all a little different! I kinda stumble around until I find something interesting or familiar. It's a matter of experience for me. I'll get used to it!

cinderella
07-13-2004, 01:26 AM
I always go to the recent posts, then I check any responses to mine. After that.....I just go helter skelter every which way, and hope I land on something good, and interesting. Sometimes I'll use the search option if I reeally need to find something. :bncy:

Aluco
07-22-2004, 08:07 AM
As another newbie....I am just hitting buttons and going where that takes me.
I think I just subscribed to lose 40lbs in 4 weeks somehow. :shrug:

eklektikmuzk
07-29-2004, 10:14 PM
<A HREF='http://www.ufanz.com/teams/tracking.asp?ti=689&mi=89543'><img src='http://www.ufanz.com/swatdata/ufanz_uploads/Banner_689.gif'> </A>

Flo
07-30-2004, 04:51 AM
eklektikmuzk, your post is off topic here ! If you want to discuss the Cure, you should start a thread of your own in the forum dedicated to music other than Yes. And rather than posting a link to a merchant website, we'd prefer to have your opinion on the album.
I see you're quite new here so you will soon know more about this site and find your way among the many forums.

bondegezou
12-13-2004, 01:21 PM
Badly. I have to say I still find it confusing. I can't find the forums for Past Band Members half the time! (Where is it? Where does it go?)

Henry

Jeffrae
12-14-2004, 12:37 AM
This reminds me..

I use to like to watch what threads people were reading in real time and them go and respond to them...

Is this feature no longer??

I know I was banned for abusing it at one time..

Jeff

bondegezou
12-14-2004, 05:52 PM
Badly. I have to say I still find it confusing. I can't find the forums for Past Band Members half the time! (Where is it? Where does it go?)

OK, I've worked out my confusion! There are two top level hierarchies: Yesfans.com and Yesfans Talk. I don't really understand why this distinction is required and why it is so labelled, so I keep forgetting that there is a higher hierarchy to Yesfans Talk, where I would find fora like the one for past band members.

Henry

tardistraveler
01-07-2005, 04:43 PM
This reminds me..

I use to like to watch what threads people were reading in real time and them go and respond to them...

Is this feature no longer??

I know I was banned for abusing it at one time..

Jeff

From the front page, if you'll click the link "Currently Active YesFans Using this Forum", or some such, you can see what everyone is viewing.

And it's not abuse to respond to people, if it's done in a good-spirited way!

Earl Grey
01-07-2005, 04:45 PM
I have two ways of navigating/keeping on top of stuff I've already posted to, etc...

I utilize the Yesfans e-mail prompts function, and so... I have a mailbox full of yesfans every day. It gets a bit messy in my e-mails (and sometimes a non Yesfans e-mail will get lost in the forest!), but it does make it so I can read most everything that has been responded to easier: I read it all directly from my e-mail inbox...

As to just floating around the site, keeping current of things: I almost exclusively go to Today's Posts, and peruse the site that way.

Anyhow. It's a bit Cro Magnon of a way to keep current of things, but I'm used to it after a few years, and can keep track of most everything that way!

Earlie-G:yesbird:

tardistraveler
01-07-2005, 04:49 PM
I used to rely solely on the e-mail notifications, but they became WAY too numerous it seems. I've switched the notifications to daily, and if there's a thread I'm particularly interested in, I'll read it.

Now, I just go to Today's Posts and see what folks are up to. And I'll fish around the forums I moderate too.

Yes2Yes
01-09-2005, 10:54 AM
I usually go to new post, then I will scroll down to a coule of forums to see what's going on.

Buglunch
01-14-2005, 06:17 PM
Radio-button choice doesn't cover it for me: I check e-mail first and cover pressing topics and then look around at other interesting areas and then make new threads according to daily topics. In many forums I've just joined, I find nifty areas I can never find again after first visit or two; don't know how I got there and I can never find the sub-areas repeatedly, eek!
I'm special that way...

slazman
01-14-2005, 06:20 PM
New Posts is the backbone of my navigation .. this is the road to most things, unless it's a quiet night!

Sheerah
01-18-2005, 04:05 PM
I have two ways of navigating/keeping on top of stuff I've already posted to, etc...

I utilize the Yesfans e-mail prompts function, and so... I have a mailbox full of yesfans every day. It gets a bit messy in my e-mails (and sometimes a non Yesfans e-mail will get lost in the forest!), but it does make it so I can read most everything that has been responded to easier: I read it all directly from my e-mail inbox...

As to just floating around the site, keeping current of things: I almost exclusively go to Today's Posts, and peruse the site that way.

Anyhow. It's a bit Cro Magnon of a way to keep current of things, but I'm used to it after a few years, and can keep track of most everything that way!

Earlie-G:yesbird:

Of course, if there were any new threads created during the day, you would miss them.

I'll first pop on and surf around, looking at the number of hours that have passed since someone posted to a thread. When I can't find new stuff on my own, I do a Who's Online, which allows me to see who's in which threads, thereby clueing me in to where the activity is taking place.

MoonGateClimber
01-28-2005, 11:10 PM
I just sort of wander around until I find something interesting, read that, then go back to the trading room about every 30 mins or so...

cinderella
01-28-2005, 11:23 PM
Now that I've been here a while I check my user notes and my control panel first and then Todays Posts which are now called 3 Days Posts. :D

I also like to see Who's On Line and what they're looking at.
As my mother says, I'm nebby.

umgekehrt
01-29-2005, 12:38 AM
http://img181.exs.cx/img181/4039/untitled2bp.png

cinderella
01-29-2005, 01:05 AM
How'd you do that?

You're just bad! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Cinderella528/N99%20Smileys/silverpspank.gif

umgekehrt
01-29-2005, 06:46 PM
http://img143.exs.cx/img143/8690/badsmallb5rd.jpg

cinderella
03-11-2005, 01:26 PM
That picture's gotta go.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Cinderella528/N99%20Smileys/Wendytwitch.gif

Slim
04-11-2005, 07:15 PM
With a certain degree of difficulty, I think it's fair to say. A somewhat contorted layout, here.

MrPhil
05-17-2005, 04:08 AM
Actually I find this forum very hard to navigate, as it has so many different sections and under sections.
It really should be simplified in its structure.
There is no overview.
Itsaniceplacetho! :rcking:

Silent_wings
05-17-2005, 04:38 AM
Welcome to the site Slim and Mr Phil
try using the 3 day posts button
It's one of the easiest ways to get around the site

Earl Grey
05-17-2005, 04:39 AM
Actually I find this forum very hard to navigate, as it has so many different sections and under sections.
It really should be simplified in its structure.
There is no overview.
Itsaniceplacetho! :rcking:

There IS a way to navigate these threads, and once you find the key, it really makes sense. Life is simple. Really!

I am offering this wonderful offer to you for a mere pittance.

And if you act now, you will receive a second YESFANS- It All Makes Sense! Gummidgy for FREE! No strings attached. A couple of wires there, just ignore the man behind the curtain...

So Act Now! ...call the number on the bottom of your screen!

Yesfans 'It All Makes Sense!' 555-8888. 555-blablablabla...

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MrPhil
05-24-2005, 05:03 AM
There IS a way to navigate these threads, and once you find the key, it really makes sense. Life is simple. Really!

I am offering this wonderful offer to you for a mere pittance.

And if you act now, you will receive a second YESFANS- It All Makes Sense! Gummidgy for FREE! No strings attached. A couple of wires there, just ignore the man behind the curtain...

So Act Now! ...call the number on the bottom of your screen!

Yesfans 'It All Makes Sense!' 555-8888. 555-blablablabla...

*only $5,000.00 postage paid!

;) urlie-productions (c) 2005.

oooh! Payment done! Do I need to touch the screen for it to work?? :)

MrPhil
05-24-2005, 05:05 AM
Welcome to the site Slim and Mr Phil
try using the 3 day posts button
It's one of the easiest ways to get around the site

Thanks, I'll try that!

JaneEyre
05-24-2005, 11:24 AM
Mostly I use my Control Panel and view threads to which I have already subscribed.

illusion
05-24-2005, 04:45 PM
With lots of difficulty! Way too many subforums, in my opinion....

ES-335
06-18-2005, 09:59 PM
I use Todays posts. As I do on most forums.

Andy Haines
09-07-2005, 06:37 PM
As a few members have said, "with some difficulty." The layout seems a little convoluted, with many threads within threads.... then again, I'm usually pissed when I log on so it could be me...

Yes_Fan_4_Life26
09-07-2005, 06:49 PM
I use 'New Posts' and sometimes the front page

luckeydoug1
09-29-2005, 11:51 PM
I must admit this is one of the stangest forums (in terms of organizationn that is) that I belong to. At any given time it is possible to find discussions on the same topic in several locations. So after a couple of days of fumbling around my strategy includes the following: favorite forums, new posts, see if anyone has responded to my posts and use of the search function.

(And since I brought up strange I will also note that the FAQ is a bit querky-my search skills are not alligned with those that created the keywords here, and I still don't have a good handle on this whole reputation thing.)

About The Round
12-06-2005, 07:47 PM
When I'm out fishing I usually observe the course of the seagulls...

frosted
01-10-2006, 04:25 PM
A trail of bread crumbs and a compass works for me.

relayeire
01-10-2006, 04:33 PM
um, I use this funny "horseless counting machine" thing... I think they call it a computator, or something...

robin chun
03-25-2006, 10:49 AM
As I'm still new to the site I navigate with great difficulty. I usually go to YESMUSIC and move around fom there.
Robin

Orbert
04-22-2006, 02:56 AM
I always start at the Control Panel, it's where my Bookmark takes me. I like it because I can see at a glance all the threads I've subscribed to and any new Rep comments. I go down the list and right-click each for new posts in the thread, opening each in its own new window. Then I check each of them, adding more to the various conversations I'm in, closing each when I'm through, so I'm back to the Control Panel. Sometimes I've subscribed to a few threads where the conversation was interesting, but I haven't jumped in yet. If I have time after that, I click on "New Posts", but I often don't get there, which is a shame. I always wonder if new conversations have started up.

Heathcliff
04-26-2006, 09:49 PM
Very,very slowly. Unfortunately. I put that down to being new and not having figured out the Secret Decoder Ring yet. :D

cinderella
05-13-2006, 04:57 AM
I just run around bouncing off the walls.
It's as good a way as any I suppose. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Cinderella528/N99%20Smileys/grin.gif

Bugeyes
05-15-2006, 02:27 PM
I hit the New Posts list and read the oldest entries first.

People won't feel like their posts get stomped. :D

JaneEyre
05-15-2006, 02:59 PM
I hit the New Posts list and read the oldest entries first.

People won't feel like their posts get stomped. :D

I can't imagine anyone here wanting to stomp on someone else's posts.

Sheerah
05-15-2006, 03:01 PM
I use a map and a compass.

muff
05-15-2006, 03:19 PM
very, very, very slowly at times, :winknudge

JaneEyre
05-15-2006, 03:20 PM
I use my UCP and check my subscribed threads. Then sometimes I use the New Posts option.

Olias7
05-15-2006, 04:17 PM
Please forgive me if this has been asked before - and PLEASE .... serious answers only to my enquiry, okay?

How the hell do you begin a new thread??

I used to subscribe to the "What are you listening to now?" thread, but it's now been closed and I'd like to start another one.

But how do I do it????

tormatotork
05-15-2006, 04:27 PM
First of all. Build a rocket ship, learn to master the controls then set your destination for the Planet Tharg. After that, settle down on the top of some etheric volcano which your human body is immune to and then fart violently towards the four cardinal Gods of nonsense. Failing that, ask someone else

Olias7
05-15-2006, 04:36 PM
First of all. Build a rocket ship, learn to master the controls then set your destination for the Planet Tharg. After that, settle down on the top of some etheric volcano which your human body is immune to and then fart violently towards the four cardinal Gods of nonsense. Failing that, ask someone else

This is living proof that "asshole-ism" does indeed exist in the 21st century.

InverYes
05-15-2006, 04:37 PM
Please forgive me if this has been asked before - and PLEASE .... serious answers only to my enquiry, okay?

How the hell do you begin a new thread??

I used to subscribe to the "What are you listening to now?" thread, but it's now been closed and I'd like to start another one.

But how do I do it????

There should be a "What are you listening to now?" Part 2 or 3 or whatever started in its place.


If you want to start a new thread, go the forum you want to put it in and there should be a button on the left(?) ish side of the screen that says "New Thread". Dead easy from there.

Olias7
05-15-2006, 04:40 PM
There should be a "What are you listening to now?" Part 2 or 3 or whatever started in its place.


If you want to start a new thread, go the forum you want to put it in and there should be a button on the left(?) ish side of the screen that says "New Thread". Dead easy from there.

Thank you .... 'Tis done!

Psychedelic Painter
05-15-2006, 09:52 PM
I'll first check my Subscriptions, then the New Posts link to check on any new threads.

InverYes
05-26-2006, 05:40 PM
I've noticed one or two newer members commenting on the size of the site and that they might be missing some threads or posts.

I always go through the same routine when I log on which appears to cover everything and the newbies might find it useful.

First I click on "New Posts" which brings up all the threads with new posts since my last visit. This can sometimes bring up several pages but you can quickly scan through the results and just read the threads that interest you.

If you want you can post replies to any of the threads as you go. If you do, then use the drop down arrow beside the "Back" button on your browser and choose "Search Results", that takes you back to where you were before you posted.

If it's taken a while to read through 100 odd "new posts" then I click on " 3 Days posts" next.

That brings up the same list as before but has any threads where someone has posted while you were sifting through the results, at the top. You then only need to check out the few entries at the top of that list to make sure you've covered everything.

Then I'll go to "Quick Links" and click on " Mark Forums Read" and that clears your search history for next time.

It seems a pretty foolproof method of not missing anything.

I'm off now to check out where the 5th Anniversary Gathering is going to be held. :wavey: