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Forum topic by SeaWitch posted 11-23-2011 04:11 AM 802 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2011 04:11 AM

What does it mean if you click on “watch” on the upper right hand corner of someone’s home page? Is that how you would be notified if someone makes a post?

thanks—I’m just trying to understand how the forum works—i’m only familiar with vBulletin.

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 04:39 AM

HA! I never noticed “WATCH” on a Home Page before but I would guess that will notify you if that person Posts something or maybe ALL of their activity. You can set your e-mail preferences to notify you if there is any Activity buy them. That might mean a TON of e-mail.

I only use “WATCH” if it’s my own Post or one I’ve commented on that I want to keep track of. It will also show up in “PULSE” at the bottom of the Page. As now. There are 3 (New Comments) there for the Non Shop Talk Post I did on “Driving Instructions”.

Further Clarification please People on the Home Page “Watch”. I’d like to know for sure also.

-- Real MEN! Measure Once! Cut Once! Then head back to the Lumberyard. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 04:44 AM

watch groups subjects that you want to watch. You can look at all the watched subjects if you are wanting to look up something. It also tells you in your email that someone has added to the thread I think. Can’t remember now.

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 04:49 AM

anywhere you see ‘watch’ is for that post
and any comments that come along on it from then on
you can ‘unwatch anytime you want

to get someones post anytime they post anything
(just the first time)
you have to ‘buddy’ them
on their home page

you will get a notice they have posted
then you can ‘watch’ that post as long as you like

like if they are asking something that interests you
and you want to keep tabs on all the responses they get
after you feel full
you can ‘unwatch’ it at the top of that post

i find most things run maybe two days
so i just leave it be

some times things come in from months ago
if i leave it on
as new members cruise around and comment

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 05:08 AM

I can go with the buddy list shows up in my email. Thanks for clearing that up for us. I just went brain dead for a while there. I like the watch feature because I can keep up with it and unwatch when I want to do so.Try it out. No one will know but you….LOL

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 01:21 PM

When watching a project, blog or forum, your preferences can be set up to send you an e-mail every time there is a post on that topic. BUT you can also set your preferences so that you do not get any e-mails if you prefer. In that case, the thing to do is set the pulse page to “my watchlist” and then only topics that you are watching appear in the pulse section at the bottom of every page. Topics that have new posts are highlighted.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#6 posted 11-23-2011 01:55 PM

Thanks, everyone.

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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#7 posted 11-23-2011 03:19 PM

you might want to check out last February's issue of our eMag .. there are some other features of the site listed there

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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