How do we know if someone's responded to our posts??

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    Aug 21, 2010 5:05 AM GMT
    I've been on here a while and I still haven't figured it out. I always manually check my own posts to see if anyone's replied, but as I have so many posts now I can't be bothered to check them individually.

    Is there no 'so-and-so quoted you' option anywhere?

    Grassyass
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    Aug 21, 2010 5:07 AM GMT
    As much as I post, I wouldn't even want that option. icon_lol.gif
  • ursa_minor

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    Aug 21, 2010 1:33 PM GMT
    oh i found your solution:

    www.facebook.com

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  • ATLANTIS7

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    Aug 21, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    blue_ahli saidoh i found your solution:

    www.facebook.com

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    Ha Ha Ha ask a dumb question get a dumb answer!
  • Import

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    Aug 21, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    blue_ahli saidoh i found your solution:

    www.facebook.com

    heheicon_lol.gif


    zing!
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    Aug 21, 2010 3:25 PM GMT
    i fail to see what is dumb about the question but i certainly see some pretty dumb answers. I would also like to know. On other sites, i get a notification if a post has been responded to. So is there anyone out there that has the INTELLIGENCE to answer this question????
  • Import

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    Aug 21, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    Can't u "track" it by clicking "track this"?

    what exactly that does, I have no idea.
  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 21, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    Import saidCan't u "track" it by clicking "track this"?

    what exactly that does, I have no idea.
    That feature doesn't seem to do anything. Broken JSON?

    Meh...
    :-/
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    Aug 21, 2010 3:35 PM GMT
    i have also tried using the track this button, which doesn't do FA....
    keith
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    Aug 21, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    contact RJ customer service
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    Aug 21, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    vetteset saidi have also tried using the track this button, which doesn't do FA....
    keith

    I think I got it, click on profile&photos then click on view your profile at the bottom of your profile you'll see your posts.
  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 21, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    sopasguy said
    vetteset saidi have also tried using the track this button, which doesn't do FA....
    keith

    I think I got it, click on profile&photos then click on view your profile at the bottom of your profile you'll see your posts.
    He's asking instead about notification when someone has responded as in Facebook.
    While we're on it, when you click on the link you mentioned you are not taken to your post just the thread. On long threads it is a bitch to track down a comment by a specific user.
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    Aug 21, 2010 4:54 PM GMT
    swimbikerun said On long threads it is a bitch to track down a comment by a specific user.


    Many times there is too much quoting going on in these threads. One suggestion to shorten some of these threads might be to edit what we quote. If you are only replying to a sentence or two of the post, then edit it down to that part. Often times thread becomes long because each post is so long as there are so many people quoted within each post. And another point, unless the thread has taken an off topic direction and has become very long, there usually is no need to quote the OP. I never understand why the first person to reply to the OP needs to quote the OP. This is even done when the OP is very long and the reply is only one sentence. We might not read through the entire thread, but most of us do at least read the OP.
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    Aug 21, 2010 5:02 PM GMT
    Click back on threads you kinda care about. Ideally you shouldn't care that much. It's too time consuming to keep tabs on everything you post (if you post a lot).
  • Sparkycat

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    Aug 21, 2010 5:11 PM GMT
    Click on the "Forums" button at the top of the page. Then check the box to see forums you have posted to, and search for those. The tracking option does not work for me either.
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    Aug 21, 2010 5:17 PM GMT
    I'm not aware of automatic author notification when posts are made to your original thread. You have to check manually.

    One way is to click on FORUMS in the top menu bar, then check one or all of the Show topics boxes and click GO. For your purposes you might select the "I've posted to" box.

    A second method is to click on your name near the RealJock logo. Then scroll down your profile page to Recent Forum Posts. These will also sort by date/time (though it's not shown), so you can see the last 5 threads of yours to which a member has posted, plus you get a total number of replies count.

    Curiously, though, if you click View All Of His Forum Posts in order to see more than the first five threads, the reply count is deleted in that comprehensive list view, but you get a date/time stamp back.

    Tracking does work for me, I wonder why others are having problems with it?
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    Aug 21, 2010 5:20 PM GMT
    sopasguy said
    vetteset saidi have also tried using the track this button, which doesn't do FA....
    keith

    I think I got it, click on profile&photos then click on view your profile at the bottom of your profile you'll see your posts.


    got that but i think bobs question was if the system automatically notifies you when your post has been responded to (oh baaaad grammar)

    keith

    p.s. Robb i hope i am not kicking over your sandcastle by quoting a quote to get a quote quoted???????icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 21, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    vetteset saidi fail to see what is dumb about the question but i certainly see some pretty dumb answers. I would also like to know. On other sites, i get a notification if a post has been responded to. So is there anyone out there that has the INTELLIGENCE to answer this question????


    Definitely agree... I'm pretty sure realjock doesn't offer that option. It would be nice though to automatically be subscribed to threads I post to until I turn it off...Or to have the option to subscribe to a thread when I post to it. If that is possible here, I haven't seen it.. But it's a good idea for RJ to look into!
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    Aug 21, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    heartrobb said

    Many times there is too much quoting going on in these threads. One suggestion to shorten some of these threads might be to edit what we quote. If you are only replying to a sentence or two of the post, then edit it down to that part.


    ^This. Oh please God. This.

    People not only quote the whole, in some cases, long post, but also all the graphics and pictures. That's ridiculous.

    Cut and paste just the part of the post you'd like to comment on. I realize some guys may not know HTML coding, but you don't have to. In Edit mode, just delete all parts of the post that are extraneous, including the image tags, and calls.
  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 21, 2010 6:19 PM GMT
    fastprof said
    heartrobb said

    Many times there is too much quoting going on in these threads. One suggestion to shorten some of these threads might be to edit what we quote. If you are only replying to a sentence or two of the post, then edit it down to that part.


    ^This. Oh please God. This.

    People not only quote the whole, in some cases, long post, but also all the graphics and pictures. That's ridiculous.

    Cut and paste just the part of the post you'd like to comment on. I realize some guys may not know HTML coding, but you don't have to. In Edit mode, just delete all parts of the post that are extraneous, including the image tags, and calls.
    Ima g33k and that doesn't sound like much fun even to me.
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    Aug 21, 2010 8:14 PM GMT
    fastprof saidCut and paste just the part of the post you'd like to comment on. I realize some guys may not know HTML coding, but you don't have to. In Edit mode, just delete all parts of the post that are extraneous, including the image tags, and calls.

    Yes, I do that here pretty consistently, as I just did with your post.

    Where you can get tripped up is with the bracketed cites, quotes and blockquotes. Trying to extract someone from a string of posters can be tricky. And sometimes when I highlight and delete text while in quote mode, my sloppy mouse work will chop off one end of a bracket [ ] which prevents the quote forming properly.

    For that reason I usually click the Preview Message button before submitting to see if I broke the quote, then look for the cause.
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    Aug 21, 2010 8:40 PM GMT
    this is definitely an old-fashioned type message board. the new boards are a lot easier to navigate and keep track of posts. one huge thing on newer boards is the "first unread post" button. it will take you the first post in a thread that is new since your last visit. saves a ton of time.

    one thing that is annoying on this board, is that once you've posted to it, you see it every time it's bumped. for instance, i posted to a couple of the "guy above you" threads...and i regret each and every post. those damn things don't die.



  • toybrian

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    Aug 21, 2010 8:48 PM GMT
    GBob, if you ever get an answer that helps you out then tell them to let us all know...have wondered that myself especially on those "the guy above/below you"" Thanks and good luck...
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    Aug 21, 2010 9:33 PM GMT
    rangard saidthis is definitely an old-fashioned type message board. the new boards are a lot easier to navigate and keep track of posts. one huge thing on newer boards is the "first unread post" button. it will take you the first post in a thread that is new since your last visit. saves a ton of time.

    one thing that is annoying on this board, is that once you've posted to it, you see it every time it's bumped. for instance, i posted to a couple of the "guy above you" threads...and i regret each and every post. those damn things don't die.

    Yes. I've been on boards with better message management tools, to include message notifications that take me directly to the post. Some let you block an entire thread if it's not of interest to you, not only just individual posters, or even all threads from a given topic forum. You can in effect custom design the kind of site you want it to be based on your own set of interests, with the given option range.

    At the same time, RJ doesn't seem as prone to getting spam attacks as these other boards. I don't know if that's because of basic differences in the different software they use, that leads to greater system vulnerabilities, or simply a matter of how closely the operators monitor for such disruptive invasions.

    The social site glee (gay, lesbian & everyone else) has a format I've enjoyed, with many of these features, plus you can create your own chat groups, store more photos, and have your own blog to post lengthier items that are exclusively yours, any comments from others merely being linked, but not in the body of the blog directly. Gives me more freedom to tell my stories, sometimes even "serializing" them like chapters, something I can't do in a message board format of open threads.

    But 2 problems for me with glee. One is I really only care about the "g" part. If you think you read a lot of stories of unhappy gay breakups and bad relationships on RJ, try adding in the lesbians, too. Also, I find the glee focus a bit too fuzzy, whereas RJ has a more narrowly-defined mission statement. Not that we don't go in lots of directions, but having an overall primary goal helps.

    Last, glee got some bad spam attacks for a while. Not sure if that's been corrected, but that's when I started looking for options, and stumbled across RJ. I find it a more satisfying & consistently entertaining site, despite the software limitations.
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    Aug 21, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    Gbob saidI've been on here a while and I still haven't figured it out. I always manually check my own posts to see if anyone's replied, but as I have so many posts now I can't be bothered to check them individually.


    In other sites, when you search your name and click on the results as "posts" you can see anyone who quoted you. But you can't do that here because RJ isn't as technologically advanced. It took them FOREVER to make threads PAGES instead of one long fucking page.