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beatryder
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:25 am    Post subject: TIP: Get notified of replys to threads without posting! Reply with quote

I recently encountered a n00b on the forums, he made me aware of an interesting problem.

How does one watch a topic for replies, without posting?

Well, there is a link at the bottom of each page of posts for any give thread/topic.

It's right near the bottom, below the "Post Reply" button and the "Page x of n" you will see "
Watch this topic for replies"

click on it, and then you will get notified of replies to that topic as if you had replied your self.

Update:

You have to be logged in to see this link
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, there is a link at the bottom of each page of posts for any give thread/topic.

It's right near the bottom, below the "Post Reply" button and the "Page x of n" you will see "
Watch this topic for replies"

The link only appears, at least for me, when I'm logged in. I noticed this because I happened to be reading beatryder's post while not logged in. Naturally I looked for the link, but it didn't appear until I had logged in and refreshed this page.

It's a nice feature which I hadn't noticed before. Thanks for pointing it out.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

matc wrote:
The link only appears, at least for me, when I'm logged in. I noticed this because I happened to be reading beatryder's post while not logged in. Naturally I looked for the link, but it didn't appear until I had logged in and refreshed this page.

This must be a bug then. Everybody knows that Gentoo patched phpBB with the experimental phpsychic patch which allows web servers to read the email adresses and logins of those viewing the pages from their minds.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, right. I'd forgotten about that one.

Joking aside, is there a reason why the "Watch this topic for replies" link shouldn't always be there, just like the "Post Reply" button right above it? When clicked, it could prompt you to log in, just like the "Post Reply" button does.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

matc wrote:
Joking aside, is there a reason why the "Watch this topic for replies" link shouldn't always be there, just like the "Post Reply" button right above it? When clicked, it could prompt you to log in, just like the "Post Reply" button does.

Good point.
Maybe ask in the Feedback Forums or upstream at phpBB about this.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about a libnotify message when a reply is posted to the forum?! :D

This topic discusses a libnotify message when a command (e.g emerge) completes
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-449977.html
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