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GrillMouster
02-15-2008, 04:11 PM
I hope I don't offend anyone, but after years of lurking on the board, and only months of actively participating, I've finally gathered the courage to express something that bugs me a little, not only the disboards, but most boards in general.

Scenario:
Someone starts a thread "Anyone Have a Poo That Actually Looks Like Pooh?" and includes a picture. Thirty people reply, quoting the original message, picture and all. Thirty more people reply "I don't have anything to contribuute, I'm subscribing!".

Please...when replying to a post that includes an image, don't re-post the image unless it's absolutely necessary for your own message.
Please...if the only reason you're replying is to subscribe to the thread, there's a better way to do it. Click on the link "Thread Tools" that appears in the bar just above the top post on the page (you should be signed in). From the drop-down menu select "Subscribe to this thread".

If we could get everyone to do this, maybe the pages would load a little faster and maybe we wouldn't have to go through several pages just to read a few posts. Seriously, has anyone tried reading the thread titled "Official DIS Hidden Mickey FAQ Thread - With Pictures!!!"? I think the same three pictures repeat a hundred times each over 48 pages.

I don't mean this as a personal slight against anyone. I think some people innocently don't think about this stuff. I just had to get that off my chest.

As you were.

jdcthree
02-15-2008, 04:14 PM
As you were - you got a chuckle out of me on that one. :laughing: I agree with you! It would be nice if everyone thought about the picture thing, and if they knew how to subscribe without posting. I didn't know till someone mentioned it on a thread, and I was glad to hear about it. ;) Hopefully everyone will read this and the problem will be solved, lol.

CanadianGuy
02-15-2008, 04:16 PM
I've got a little graphic to help explain this...

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u304/knoxster69/SUBBING.gif

And I'll be moving this to the new Theme Park Community Board where most of the Picture Threads are.

I've changed the title a bit for clarity.

Thanks!

Knox

maciec
02-15-2008, 06:11 PM
Woo Hoo! Thank you so much for posting this! And might I add one thing, I don't think people know how the search engine works, yes, it actually works! While, it's not the best, it does work!

Go up to the top "Search" and click on it
Click on "Advanced Search"
type in the words that you are looking for
I like to search by "Thread Start Date" and not "Relevancy" so change that if you would like otherwise, you may be getting responses from 2005.


Knox.....could you do a graphic of that as well? I think a graphic would explain it better than I can.

CanadianGuy
02-15-2008, 06:24 PM
Go up to the top "Search" and click on it

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u304/knoxster69/Search-1.gif

When it opens, click on "Advanced Search"

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u304/knoxster69/Search-2.gif

Type in the words that you are looking for or choose Advanced Search again to narrow your search by forum..

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u304/knoxster69/search-3.gif

You mean like that ? :)

maciec
02-15-2008, 06:26 PM
Be still my beating heart! You are wonderful! Thanks!

FFerret
02-15-2008, 06:26 PM
Hands up who thinks this should be a STICKY NOTE!!!!

CanadianGuy
02-15-2008, 06:27 PM
In THIS forum that makes a LOT of sense.. :) We'll stickey it for a while and see how it goes!

Knox

FFerret
02-15-2008, 06:36 PM
Neat :)

kaytieeldr
02-15-2008, 06:39 PM
You mean like that ? :)
I think I'm in love! Thanks, Knox! And much thanks to GrillMaster for starting the thread!

captinhookedondisney
02-15-2008, 06:58 PM
I agree to. THis is getting ridicules I also HATE the


BUMPS

Subbing

and all that

Some of My favorite threads have had to start up again because of that.

Dan Murphy
02-16-2008, 08:35 AM
On the topic of 'quoting', why do some posters (some do it always) quote the original post (the starting one) of a thread when they are the first poster to reply? :confused3 Like we will be confused as to which post (there is only one at that point) they are responding to? :laughing: :confused3

kaytieeldr
02-16-2008, 09:02 AM
Because.... it is there? :teeth: The 'quote' feature, I mean.

maciec
02-19-2008, 06:29 PM
I think that one problem with keeping this a sticky is that not a whole lot of people take the time to read the stickies. I don't know how many people we can get to stuck to the top of the board.

PrincessKara22
02-22-2008, 12:30 PM
I was just wondering if there is a feature that lists the threads that you have personally responded too? If you know what I mean?

Dan Murphy
02-22-2008, 01:05 PM
This icon http://www.disboards.com/images/statusicon/thread_dot.gif, either grey or red, indicates you have posted on a given thread.

PrincessKara22
02-22-2008, 03:23 PM
thanks

jdcthree
02-22-2008, 07:56 PM
PrincessKara - after you post, you can subscribe to the thread you posted on. Below "submit reply" you will see something that says Thread Subscription, and then Notification Type. You can choose how you want to be notified of new posts, if at all. At the top of the page click on "Quick Links" and then "Subscribed Threads" for a list of all threads you have subscribed to.

PrincessKara22
02-22-2008, 09:19 PM
Thanks! There are a bunch of threads I posted on that i wanted to see responses to but oh well. maybe i'll find them again some day. from now on I'll just subscribe to everything lol! :)

dogodisney
05-02-2008, 05:48 AM
This info needs to be seen by everyone.
I am new to this board and I see alot of people who have been part of this site for a long time violating these very recommendations. :sad2:

pooh52797
07-05-2008, 04:42 PM
Please...when replying to a post that includes an image, don't re-post the image unless it's absolutely necessary for your own message.
Please...if the only reason you're replying is to subscribe to the thread, there's a better way to do it. Click on the link "Thread Tools" that appears in the bar just above the top post on the page. From the drop-down menu select "Subscribe to this thread".



I clicked on the thread tools icon but it didnt say subscribe to this thread. Any one know what happened?

Dan Murphy
07-05-2008, 05:26 PM
What choices were there when you clicked on Thread Tools?

pooh52797
07-06-2008, 06:04 PM
What choices were there when you clicked on Thread Tools?

email this page and show printable version.

jdcthree
07-06-2008, 06:07 PM
email this page and show printable version.

You probably weren't logged in at the time. That has happened to me before - I've timed out and not realized it.;)

Dan Murphy
07-06-2008, 06:20 PM
I agree, that is the reason, not logged in.

webster76
07-20-2008, 09:42 AM
I've been posting for a short time and must say I've learned a lot from this. I will try to do this next time I post something I want to keep up with. Thanks!

Puget Peach
09-02-2008, 09:22 AM
I hate to scroll through meaningless quoted posts to get to some good information. Bravo to you! I am now officially in your fan club!

MousekeMom
01-18-2009, 05:47 AM
This is a GREAT Sticky!! I love the visual instructions as well. Thankfully, I already knew how to subscribe without replying to the thread, but sometimes doing searches were beyond my comprehension. LOL! :confused3 Now I can do it all by myself. :cool1:

I have to admit that I have been guilty of "quoting" the original post even though there were only one or two posts...lol...never even thought about it. :rolleyes1

I completely agree with the "bumps", "subscribing" posts...that drives me crazy, and when quoting a post.....it's crazy to include the pictures as well, unless you need it for your own reply. Thank you to the OP and others who have supplied info about this.

DWFan4Life
01-19-2009, 02:51 PM
Go up to the top "Search" and click on it

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u304/knoxster69/Search-1.gif

When it opens, click on "Advanced Search"

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u304/knoxster69/Search-2.gif

Type in the words that you are looking for or choose Advanced Search again to narrow your search by forum..

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u304/knoxster69/search-3.gif

You mean like that ? :)


This is a very good and detailed instruction. Nice one. Thank you for this.

Have a nice everyone. :)

DunksWife
01-22-2010, 08:18 PM
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tracey2415
06-10-2010, 12:57 AM
Thank you!

LoserGirl
02-04-2011, 07:21 PM
Thanks, I'm new here and this is very helpful.