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How Do You View The Forum ?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by sugarless sue, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    I'm interested to know how members view the forum when they first come on-line.
    Do you go to View new posts first or Active Topics or do you go straight to your favorite section of the forum first ?

    Personally I go to View New Posts first or Active Topics.
     
  2. dorsetlad

    dorsetlad · Active Member

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    I usually go into each forum that interests me, and select the new posts from there.

    Brian
     
  3. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    Personally, I always log on and go straight to 'Latest Post's'. After that I then look at Active Topic's, unanswered posts and so on. I never miss out any areas as they are all of interest to me as a Monitor.
     
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    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Active topics.
     
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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I view active topics first then follow whatever threads interest me
    CAROL
     
  6. candyfloss

    candyfloss · Well-Known Member

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    first page I look at is the one that gives the top 10 topics (or rather last 10 topics with a comment posted) and latest news. Read what interests me and log on if I intend to reply.

    it wasnt until recently that I found you could view all active topics quite easily!

    one thing I would like changed is that it would be useful to know under which part of the forum a topic was posted. This topic is under Diabetes Discussions but how would you know unless you went into that part of the forum first?
     
  7. candyfloss

    candyfloss · Well-Known Member

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    ah ok, just seen the "Diabetes Discussions" at the top. :roll: Must clean my glasses more often.
     
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    Talos Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend
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    I start off by looking at the bottom of the Board Index to see who is there and who has a birthday. I look at the profiles of the birthday people as it's fun. :) Then I go to View Active Topics. I usually reread the first post in the thread to refresh my memory before selecting First unread post. (I read all the forums (fora?) including Type 1 (I'm Type 2)). After having read those I often reread the whole thread.
     
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    Amanda Hugankiss · Well-Known Member

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    broads · Well-Known Member

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    I look at all the ----different sections, for want of a better word, in turn. As soon as I see them I look down to the latest postings ignoring the ongoing subjects above.
     
  12. Russ

    Russ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    New Topics, I think, Sue.

    Russ
     
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    Synonym · Well-Known Member

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    Up to now I have just started at the top and read all the active posts in each section and worked down. Now, having ‘noticed’ the links you have pointed out, Sue, I may do it differently. Funny how you sometimes just don’t see things which are right under your nose! :roll:
     
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    gefmayhem · Well-Known Member

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    I usually look at the general discussion and type 2 pages for any topics that may interest me.
    Hadn't noticed the New Yopics link until I read this.

    Think I may use it all the time now :wink:
     
  15. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I too used to load up the main menu and peruse the main boards of interest to me ie:

    Diabetes Discussions
    Ask a Question
    Type 2 Diabetes


    Then sometimes
    Non low-carb diabetes diet forum

    And occationally
    Diabetes Food Forum
    General Chat
    Low-carb diabetes diet forum

    But this thread has prompted me to use the 'View active topics' link which I now use most mornings.

    Cheers Sue :D
     
  16. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    View active topics first, then read the view unanswered posts.

    Nigel
     
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