How To Search / Subscribe Threads! The Easy Way.

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Community' started by GrillMouster, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. GrillMouster

    GrillMouster Mouster of the Grill

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    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.
     
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  3. jdcthree

    jdcthree DIS Veteran

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    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.
     
  4. CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy <font color=green><br><br><font color=blue>Me and Moderator

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    I've got a little graphic to help explain this...

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    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
     
  5. maciec

    maciec AHHHH....Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?

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    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.
     
  6. CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy <font color=green><br><br><font color=blue>Me and Moderator

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    Go up to the top "Search" and click on it

    [​IMG]

    When it opens, click on "Advanced Search"

    [​IMG]

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

    [​IMG]

    You mean like that ? :)
     
  7. maciec

    maciec AHHHH....Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?

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    Be still my beating heart! You are wonderful! Thanks!
     
  8. FFerret

    FFerret <font color=336699>Will do a Happy Ferret Dance fo

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    Hands up who thinks this should be a STICKY NOTE!!!!
     
  9. CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy <font color=green><br><br><font color=blue>Me and Moderator

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    In THIS forum that makes a LOT of sense.. :) We'll stickey it for a while and see how it goes!

    Knox
     
  10. FFerret

    FFerret <font color=336699>Will do a Happy Ferret Dance fo

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  11. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

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    I think I'm in love! Thanks, Knox! And much thanks to GrillMaster for starting the thread!
     
  12. captinhookedondisney

    captinhookedondisney HIDDEN MICKEY'S ARE EVERYWHERE

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    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.
     
  13. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

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    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
     
  14. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

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    Because.... it is there? :teeth: The 'quote' feature, I mean.
     
  15. maciec

    maciec AHHHH....Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?

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    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.
     
  16. PrincessKara22

    PrincessKara22 Princess in Training

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    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?
     
  17. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

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    This icon [​IMG], either grey or red, indicates you have posted on a given thread.
     
  18. PrincessKara22

    PrincessKara22 Princess in Training

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  19. jdcthree

    jdcthree DIS Veteran

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    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.
     
  20. PrincessKara22

    PrincessKara22 Princess in Training

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    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! :)
     
  21. dogodisney

    dogodisney DIS Veteran

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    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:
     

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