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 Posted: Thu Aug 18th, 2016 07:44 pm
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I always wondered abut the star issue, but for the most part just disregarded it. After clicking on it with no response, I wondered why it was there. I see know use for it because I search for subjects that are of interest to me.If all of the members know that it is a rating by a select few, then that is forcing an unwanted bias on all members. let each member have a vote just by the favorites they choose to view. if "their" rating is allowed, it is counter productive to the site. That is my two cents worth from my little soapbox podium at my bench.
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 Posted: Thu Aug 18th, 2016 07:52 pm
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Clif, this is NevadaBlue (Ken) logged into the forum as Mister Tester. I use this ID to help me see what a regular user can see.

Can you see any of the rating info, stars in the review list or anything else?

If you look at the bottom of the page of any thread, on the left side, there is a 'Watch Topic' button that will allow you to follow a selection of topics of your choice. Hope that helps.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 18th, 2016 07:57 pm
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Now I'm testing how to see 'watched topics'. :D

If you click on the menu at the top of the page, then select 'your account' you can see a list of watched topics and forums.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 18th, 2016 08:58 pm
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So far, that is the only way I see to review a list of watched topics.

There IS an option to have the system send you an email when a watched topic is updated. In the preferences section of your profile, you can select to have the system send an email for watched topics, PMs and watched forums.
A watched forum email will include the text from the new post so you can read it in email. The others just say that the watched topic was updated or a PM sent.



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 Posted: Thu Aug 18th, 2016 09:25 pm
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Ken,
I see nothing regarding start or ratings either. The watch/unwatch button is present bottom left of thread.

If folks do not realize it, the tabs across the top when viewing a forum/sub-forum are most useful (most popular, etc.). Those tabs are not present when viewing an actual thread.

If you like I can check all of the themes for you.



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 Posted: Thu Aug 18th, 2016 09:58 pm
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Mister Tester wrote:
Clif, this is NevadaBlue (Ken) logged into the forum as Mister Tester. I use this ID to help me see what a regular user can see.

Can you see any of the rating info, stars in the review list or anything else?

If you look at the bottom of the page of any thread, on the left side, there is a 'Watch Topic' button that will allow you to follow a selection of topics of your choice. Hope that helps.


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If I am looking correctly, I don't see the rating info.All in all I should say that it doesn't bother a whole lot because this is the best forum of many out there. I just feel the need to ramble from time to time.
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 Posted: Fri Aug 19th, 2016 12:52 am
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Man, I whacked a wasp nest! I just hate rating anything anyway. Maybe the best indicator of threads is the number of views and posts. Everybody knows that I love to start trouble anyway. Now, for some more mischief.....

name withheld due to witness protection regulations.........



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 Posted: Fri Aug 19th, 2016 01:07 am
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speaking of rambling, is that really your cat Woodie?

Clif, if you want to ramble I can start another thread to do so.

I was tempted to post that ealier, but thought better of it. But now Woodie started it!



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 Posted: Fri Aug 19th, 2016 01:39 am
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Thanks Helmut, Clif and Woodie!

Getting rid of the ratings led me into the guts of the forum software and I learned a lot. Hopefully we won't have many of those issues. Now the pages where the stars appeared have more space on them for stuff we want to look at.

I have also asked on the support forum about the 'watch topic' button. I would like some sort of notification on the screen that a watched thread has been updated, but it appears that it won't happen.



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Talk about late to the game....5 pages already and I just noticed (do I get stars subtracted for my tardiness, or a moose's rear end? :dope:)

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