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    How do you use Edugeek Forums?

    I'm trying to see if a feature request that I've been after for years is down to my peculiar surfing habits or not

    Could people post how they physically use the forums.

    e.g I have Edugeek permently open as a tab in FF and I click on Your Alerts and check my Inbox and reply to any PMs and then I click on Home and then New Posts

    (I don't actually do the Alerts/Home actions - I'm just using this as an example of what I'm looking for and I don't want to prejudice anyone )

    regards

    Simon

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    Well, generally land on the front page, and than take a peek what's on there, or at least used to. Browse various topics, than close the tab and reopen via Chrome. Single click and back where I want to be.

    Don't generally navigate backwards, only fowards.

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    I have iSpy running in the background and push email to my phone for PMs. That way every post goes past me sooner or later (contrary to common belief in some circles, the only things I stalk are posts).

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    I use ispy, and sometimes do a search for posts with no replies.

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    Currently have Edugeek open in an FF tab, on the Home page. Check the recent posts, now have to scroll down to look at that. Go to What's New and scan down the posts, open any I'm interested in on a new tab to look at later, that way I don't lose the whole new posts list.

    When I'm at work and at my workstation, I often have ispy open and pop back into that on a regular basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I use ispy, and sometimes do a search for posts with no replies.
    How do you search for posts with no replies please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    How do you search for posts with no replies please?
    Advanced search, single content type, replies "at most 0".

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    How do you search for posts with no replies please?
    Click advanced search, choose Search Single Content Type and enter your search terms (changing the number of posts to 'At most 0').

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    I don't check Edugeek whilst at work so often have 5 or 6 pages to browse through when I get home.

    I tend to just click on the New Posts link and take it from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Advanced search, single content type, replies "at most 0".
    enter your search terms (changing the number of posts to 'At most 0').
    There doesn't seem to be a replies option - am I missing something?

    Edit: Forget that found it now, got confused with which tab I was looking at. Sorry.
    Last edited by leco; 7th April 2010 at 02:27 PM. Reason: Issue solved

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    I have an RSS of the last 15 posts in Firefox Toolbar. Unfortunately it doesnt seem to autorefresh (even before the change).

    I also use ispy, and check my subscribed threads

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    I tend to read most of the posts on the 'Geek so I'm probably a little different to you guys. Of course this is getting more and more difficult since you all keep posting

    Anyway... I just use the 'New Posts' link and tend to press the back button on my mouse to keep going back to the list.

    If the feature is downloading the new posts straight into your bnrain Si, I'm afraid that's not due until the next version of the 'Geek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    I tend to read most of the posts on the 'Geek so I'm probably a little different to you guys. Of course this is getting more and more difficult since you all keep posting

    Anyway... I just use the 'New Posts' link and tend to press the back button on my mouse to keep going back to the list.

    If the feature is downloading the new posts straight into your bnrain Si, I'm afraid that's not due until the next version of the 'Geek
    Same.

    Do a search for new posts then keep going backwards and forwards.

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    I open Chrome and type "E" in the address bar which takes me to "new posts" (because it's remembered edugeek.net/forums/search.php?do=getnew) and glance through the new posts.

    I believe there is other stuff there but I'm afraid I don't notice most of it :-) (although I have noticed that the new layout seems to have far more white space than previously - all the stuff on the left just seems far more space out so a 2-3 line post takes up a good chunk of the screen. For example, in this thread powdarrmonkey and localzuk have posts with 2 and 1 lines of actual message but between them they take up my entire screen height!)

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    Same as srochford - Type 'ed' into the address bar of Chrome/Opera (depending on where I am, home or work) and go to the first result - "New Posts" link.

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