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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > TECHNICAL STUFF > If I subscribed to a thread where do I find a list of the subscriptions?
Last Post by RabbitPam at 3/10/2011 1:52 AM (4 Replies)
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User is Offline BunnymomKS
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2/25/2011 7:43 PM

I spent the evening going through 10 pages of topic posts related to a topic search I did. Found some that were helpful and checked the box at to subscribe at the top left, and a second or two afterward it confirmed that I was subscribed to the topic.

So then I went into my user profile to confirm the threads were in there. I only found more recent threads. Is that normal? I sure hate to think I found all those helpful threads and marked them all for naught.

Help, anyone who understands what I'm describing, or if I haven't given enough info I'll try to clarify. I'm a newbie as you can see . . .

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User is Offline Petzy
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2/27/2011 10:41 AM
It is pointless to subscribe to outdated discussions because subscribing to a thread means you get updates sent to your email. Outdated threads do not get updated so you will receive nothing. I recommend starting a new thread with whatever you were searching for and subscribe to it, then you will get the info you were looking for. The search function is still useful though for reference and sometimes you might even find your answer in the old posts found.
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User is Offline BunnymomKS
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3/09/2011 10:06 AM

What I'm looking for is a way to bookmark threads, actually - i.e. from within the forum. Is there a way to do that? Because even an older thread that isn't active may have some info I want to be able to click to quickly.

I'm on lots of online forums, and every forum is different so I may be overlooking something obvious - any help appreciated!

I guess if worst comes to worst I can just keep a list of the URLs...

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User is Offline RabbitPam
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3/10/2011 1:50 AM
I don't think it's possible to bookmark a thread, but it is often an older thread that gives you the info. you want to refer back to.

I have a time-consuming but worthwhile solution that I do personally: I open a word doc, then copy and paste the body of the thread to it. When you paste anything to word, it asks you if you want to save it with text only. I find that is a good way to keep a thread in a format that looks more like a running article. If I have time, I go through it and delete the extra info, like the words delete edit quite, etc. next to the date of each reply. But that way you can save a bunch of word docs in a folder in your documents for your bunny, and can refer to it whenever you want. As Petzy said, they won't be updated so there would be no alerts coming. You can also clean the format even more and print the word doc out to have a hard file handy. One good thing is that you can keep only those replies with the info. you found helpful, and delete the rest, which makes for a much shorter document to save on the subject.

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User is Offline RabbitPam
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3/10/2011 1:52 AM
p.s. One other way to do this is just to copy and paste individual replies with good advice to a word doc called something like: Bunny tips, or Helpful Suggestions, and just make a running list on one document of bits of info. here and there. So you would just highlight the body of the reply, copy it, and paste it to the word doc. No muss no fuss.
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