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Forum topic by dnick posted 08-10-2012 03:34 AM 863 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-10-2012 03:34 AM

I don’t know if this is the right place to post this. I just have a question & I hope I don’t sound stupid. What is the “watch/ unwatch ” button for. What does it do ?

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#1 posted 08-10-2012 03:44 AM

It adds that forum topic or other post to your “Watchlist” that shows up when you view the Pulse. That makes it easier to follow replies to topics you find of interest. I’m not sure it does anything anywhere except in the pulse.

It might also trigger an email being sent to you when a reply is made, but since I have email notifications turned off I can’t say for sure.

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#2 posted 08-10-2012 03:45 AM

Watch adds the project to your watch list, and when you go to the menu under your options and select My Watchlist, only items on your Watchlist that have updates will appear. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

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#3 posted 08-10-2012 03:49 AM

Both explanations are correct …. I think of it more like a bookmark. There’s so many threads being started its hard to keep up with them, so you can watch a thread and you have an index right to it. When the thread gets boring … unwatch it.

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#4 posted 08-10-2012 03:55 AM

“My Watchlist” under the My Lumberjocks drop down menu is actually a shortcut to the Pulse page with the Watchlist option selected. It is the same as clicking on the Pulse button then clicking My Watchlist at the top. Just different routes to the same destination.

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#5 posted 08-10-2012 06:28 AM

I don’t use the pulse, but I’m fairly sure the replies above concerning that are correct.
I have email notifications turned on (from “Edit email notifications” on the home page), and I get an email whenever someone posts something new to any thread that I’m watching…
The subject of the email is the thread name…

and the content of the email is the newly posted comment…

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#6 posted 08-10-2012 10:43 PM

I think I get it now. Thank you all for you’re help.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 08-11-2012 12:09 AM

You also get an email anytime a new post is made.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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