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Author Topic: Difference between Bookmarking Threads and Subscribing?  (Read 3423 times)

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Difference between Bookmarking Threads and Subscribing?
« on: July 05, 2011, 03:07:49 am »
Could someone explain the difference between bookmarking a thread and subscribing to a thread, please? I couldn't find an explanation in the FAQ, and I'm a little confused.

Thanks in advance.
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Difference between Bookmarking Threads and Subscribing?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 05:53:17 am »
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Could someone explain the difference between bookmarking a thread and subscribing to a thread, please? I couldn't find an explanation in the FAQ, and I'm a little confused.

Thanks in advance.

If I understand correctly, bookmarking a thread is like bookmarking a page in your browser--it's just a quick way to find the thread back again when you want it.  Subscribing to the thread gets you notifications when people post new replies to it.
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Re: Difference between Bookmarking Threads and Subscribing?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 08:14:37 am »
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If I understand correctly, bookmarking a thread is like bookmarking a page in your browser--it's just a quick way to find the thread back again when you want it.  Subscribing to the thread gets you notifications when people post new replies to it.


Exactly. Note that you can also bookmark posts (at least those you did not write) via the little tag icon to the right on the bottom grey (in the default style) area just under a post on the same line as the Reply with quote button.  You find links you your bookmarked posts on your Settings page under the "DBTech - Bookmarks" header.

And the exclamation point in a triangle icon in the same area is to report the post to the staff (for rules violations).
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Re: Difference between Bookmarking Threads and Subscribing?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011, 08:21:24 am »
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Exactly. Note that you can also bookmark posts (at least those you did not write) via the little tag icon to the right on the bottom grey (in the default style) area just under a post on the same line as the Reply with quote button.  You find links you your bookmarked posts on your Settings page under the "DBTech - Bookmarks" header.

And the exclamation point in a triangle icon in the same area is to report the post to the staff (for rules violations).


Um--not that right. The other right. (It's on the far left, underneath the user information area. I didn't look until I read this and figured it might come in handy.)
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Re: Difference between Bookmarking Threads and Subscribing?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011, 11:16:23 am »
Quote from: Star;1239
If I understand correctly, bookmarking a thread is like bookmarking a page in your browser--it's just a quick way to find the thread back again when you want it.  Subscribing to the thread gets you notifications when people post new replies to it.

 
Is there someway to make it so when you click onto a thread that has a new reply that you go directly to it? So far, and it may just be me, everytime I click on a thread with a new reply I have to search till I get to it.  Very annoying. :mad:

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Re: Difference between Bookmarking Threads and Subscribing?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2011, 11:23:02 am »
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Is there someway to make it so when you click onto a thread that has a new reply that you go directly to it? So far, and it may just be me, everytime I click on a thread with a new reply I have to search till I get to it.  Very annoying. :mad:

 
Never mind, I just saw the "New Posts" button up at the left hand corner. :D  Note to self, make sure you are AWAKE when exploring the new site! :D

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Re: Difference between Bookmarking Threads and Subscribing?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011, 11:26:14 am »
Quote from: Dragonfly68;1300
Is there someway to make it so when you click onto a thread that has a new reply that you go directly to it? So far, and it may just be me, everytime I click on a thread with a new reply I have to search till I get to it.  Very annoying. :mad:

If there are new messages in a thread, there is a little blue dot symbol in front of the thread name on lists of threads. Click on that blue dot to go to your first unread message in that thread.  

If you are in a thread with new messages already, there is a "View Unread" link at the top of the page of messages, in the bar just above the first message on the page.
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Re: Difference between Bookmarking Threads and Subscribing?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2011, 01:20:22 pm »
Quote from: RandallS;1310
If there are new messages in a thread, there is a little blue dot symbol in front of the thread name on lists of threads. Click on that blue dot to go to your first unread message in that thread.  

If you are in a thread with new messages already, there is a "View Unread" link at the top of the page of messages, in the bar just above the first message on the page.

 
Thank  you! :)  I just now realized I still wasn't quite right.  Sigh!

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Re: Difference between Bookmarking Threads and Subscribing?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2011, 10:32:02 pm »
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(snip) You find links you your bookmarked posts on your Settings page under the "DBTech - Bookmarks" header.

 
Ah. Thank you. That would have been my next question: "where do I find my bookmarks?" :)
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Re: Difference between Bookmarking Threads and Subscribing?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2011, 10:55:51 pm »
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Ah. Thank you. That would have been my next question: "where do I find my bookmarks?" :)

Everything seems to hide under "Settings" on vBulletin.
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Re: Difference between Bookmarking Threads and Subscribing?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2011, 11:00:26 pm »
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Everything seems to hide under "Settings" on vBulletin.

 
Which can be a bit frustrating, since that's not necessarily the first place I think to look!
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