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Offline j_tour

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Subscribe to threads? How dumb am I? You decide.
« on: September 28, 2019, 11:30:26 PM »
I must be missing something, but I swear I can't find in the "Help" documentation, nor anywhere else a way to do things like subscribe to a thread.

The idea is that, instead of viewing "recent unread posts," I can recall a set of threads in which either I've posted or about which I've expressed interest in following.

Not complaining, just wondering if that's a thing I've missed on this board's software.

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Re: Subscribe to threads? How dumb am I? You decide.
«Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 08:00:42 PM »
The notify button, just above the thread title?
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: Subscribe to threads? How dumb am I? You decide.
«Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 08:15:40 PM »
The notify button, just above the thread title?

OK.

You did miss a nice opportunity to punch me in the face and call me a moron, but there is every other opportunity to do such things.

Thanks!

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Re: Subscribe to threads? How dumb am I? You decide.
«Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 04:32:41 AM »
Actually, that was a good effort.

AFAIK, "Notify" just sends some stupid email to whatever junk e-mail account one uses for forums.

Not a web-based sorting by "See all subscribed threads."

That's a very small complaint, compared with the absurdity of getting some chumps to pay for access to the boards. 

That latter option will never work, and attrition will increase until this board is extinct.

It's possible to have pay-to-play for advanced features, like, I don't know, put some idiotic avatars up or custom status messages, but, there's nobody who's going to pay for access.  Maybe a very few. 

You can pay-wall the site or offer some obfuscatory scheme to avoid ads, while require non-paying guests to turn off their AdBlock or UBlock or whatever.