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Forum topic by Don Johnson posted 02-13-2011 06:12 PM 1032 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Johnson

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02-13-2011 06:12 PM

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I have the system set to send me e-mails of comments on items I am watching, and I read them in my e-mail system.

I also see the same messages grouped in my ‘New Posts’ area at the bottom of each page.

Is there any way to mark all/some of these items as ‘read’ without accessing each item in turn ?

Possibly, it would reduce traffic on the system, and save me some clicks!


-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#1 posted 02-13-2011 06:16 PM

Not that I’m aware of, but … it’s an interesting idea.

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 02-13-2011 07:57 PM

You might try reseting your pulse page settings. Go to pulse page, drop down menu on the right select 24 hours. Then at the top of the pulse list select unread items. It won’t clear everything, but you’ll only have a days worth of ‘stuff’. Hope that saves you some clicks.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 02-13-2011 09:40 PM

Even just a way to delete multiple watched items would help. All I can figure out is to go to each one and “unwatch” it. There’s a time when each one is past ripe, but it would be nice not to have to go there to cull it.


-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 07:51 PM

Thanks for the comments, I followed KayBee’s advice, and the list is now much shorter.
But I have now realised that I can just IGNORE the Watchlist Activity if I’ve read everything in e-mails – there is no ‘bin’ filling up with un-dealt-with messages as I had thought – Doh!
(And I used to be a computer analyst/programmer/manager !)

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#5 posted 02-15-2011 04:04 PM

interesting idea. I have only been here a month and the list gets progressively long with each day. I can see how unwatching them individually could become quite a task after a while. Sounds like a task for the LJ guru.

(i am adding this to my watchlist lol)

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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#6 posted 04-17-2011 10:42 PM

I’ve often wanted the same option here but never knew about the “24 hour bug”....thanks for asking the question and thanks to Kaybee for knowing : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 04-18-2011 01:33 AM

Good thing to know!!!

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#8 posted 04-18-2011 01:57 AM

Thanks, KayBee – that worked out great!

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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