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I found a forum topic I would like to save.

post #1 of 21
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There may be a way to do this, am I'm just not seeing it. I found a forum topic with all it's posts that I would like to keep as a reference, is thier a way to save these some where so I don't have to keep hunting it down when I want to reread it? If not that would be a great function to have on your website. icon_lol.gif
post #2 of 21
If you right click on the topic it should come up bookmark this link. Try that.
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post #3 of 21
Just post some sort of reply to it, then you can go back in and it will be saved in messages you've replied to. I think there is also a way to just watch topics but I can't figure out how I've done it in the past, hehe=) Hope this helps icon_biggrin.gif
post #4 of 21
At the bottom, where it says Post a Reply.. underneath it is a link that says "Watch this Topic for replies" click that. Then it will be in your watched topics and you can go back to it when you need it.

I'm not sure how many topics you can watch at a time, so you might want to clean it out every now and then, so you don't lose the important ones. That is, if there is a limit. I know I'm up to about 5 pages in mine.. heh


Hope this helps,


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post #5 of 21
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And where is the "message you replied to spot". man I feel like such a dork sometimes trying to navigate websites. Thank you for your help.
post #6 of 21
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And how long do they stay in the watched topic folder? Forever icon_lol.gif
post #7 of 21
When you read this.. stop.. scroll up. There is a tab there that says "watched topics" If you click on that, you will see the topics you have replied to, or that you have clicked that link on. Such as topics you haven't said anything in, but you want to keep for future reference. icon_smile.gif

I've never seen more than 5 pages in mine. I assume you can have a certain amount, then they start deleting themselves.

So, when you find a topic you're interested in, click that link, then go in your topics and make sure you still have room, start cleaning out old threads, etc. I just cleaned out mine and I'm down to 2 pages now.. heh If you do that every time, though. It will keep it from getting too full, and you accidently deleting topics you wanted to keep, by saving a new one.

Please don't feel like a dork. No one goes to a website and knows how to navigate it automatically, without previously having experience. I don't know all the ins and outs myself, but I am learning, and I have been on a few forums before this, so I have a small advantage. icon_smile.gif

Also, please feel free to ask me anything. I'll be more than happy to help if I can, and if I can't, I hope I can point you in the right direction. icon_smile.gif

Good luck!

Holly
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post #8 of 21
I probably put more work into saving certain ones, but I keep a Word document and I save the links (right click on the web address .... the "http:....." and copy-n-paste it into a Word document.) I make a short reference on what the topic is.

For example, there are lots of questions on "how many servings in a sheet cake?". There is a thread in which I've done the math on this so I've saved this link with a note of "sheet cake math". Whenever the question pops up, I can reference this Word doc, copy and paste the link into a reply for the person asking the question.

With over 5000 posts, I have 72 pages of "watched topics" .... no way am I scanning thru those to try to find the ONE that I'm looking for.

JanH has a fabulous system of saving topics. If you can't find it, she can!!
post #9 of 21
Never thought of doing that.. Good idea. icon_smile.gif


I have noticed JanH posts a lot of links. I wondered how she kept track of all of them.

Sadly, I am distracted to easily.. so when I click on a link, and it just goes to another thread with 15 more links to click, which goes to another thread with even more links to click on, I lose interest and just go look at more pictures of cakes.. hehe I'm sorry, but it just ends up being more annoying than useful. I mean no offense, though. I think it's great for those it works for, I'm just not one of them. I wish I were.

Thanks for the idea, though, Debi. If I ever get to where I have more than a few topics I want to watch at a time, I will probably do the same.

Holly
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Hollyanna70

There is a tab there that says "watched topics" If you click on that, you will see the topics you have replied to, or that you have clicked that link on.



Close but not quite. (ok I re-read debi's post and I only have two pages of watched topics, so I must have something in my forum info set so it only saves my requested watched topics)

Any post you have made a reply too will be found in your "My Forum Post" this link is found on the home page or in your profile. For me this is not an easy way to find a topic (as you can see I have made a lot of post) So I would have to go through pages and pages and pages to find the exact topic I wanted.

The "Watched Topics" is only for topics that you have requested to watch.
If you scroll to the bottom of any topic you will see "watch this topic for replies" just click on it and it is added to your watched topics. You can choose to receive email notifications when a new post is made to the topic or not.

Some people will make a post and type "Save" in there, this puts the topic in their "my forum post" however please see the following link for Jackie and Heaths take on this. It is not necessary, expecially since they have the "watched topics" enabled on the site.

Jackie & Heath's view on bump, save and duplicate posts:
http://forum.cakecentral.com/c.....7983-.html
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post #11 of 21
and I am of the bookmark it crowd.

can create multiple subfolders to save in and keep organized.

with the sidebar open, I can just drag and drop the URL to the desired folder
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post #12 of 21
I agree with Doug. The easiest way is just to bookmark it or put it into your favorites right in your browser. Quick and easy.
post #13 of 21
ok, so i have a quick question..... if you bookmark it, where does it bookmark to the computer or cake central???
I am so sorry if that sounds like a stupid question.
I use my laptop at home but then i use my regular computer at work.
I am probably on CC more at work then at home... but don't tell my boss, he would kill me and find more work for me!!!!!!
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post #14 of 21
yep book marks are good if you use one computer all the time. I have my computer at home but cant' always use it so I have to use another one that is in the house. I also get on cake central at work, so for me personally the "watched topics" works better as I can access these from any computer b/c they are kept on cake central.

Just something else to think about.
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post #15 of 21
for those who use multiple computers and need to have bookmarks available at all times everywhere

(like traveling teachers and CC addicts!!!! icon_rolleyes.gif)

www.backflip.com

lets you organize all your bookmarks just like you would at home and use from anywhere.

ALSO---

if you have an account with one of the major services like MyYahoo, iGoogle, Windows Live (hotmail), they offer ways to store your bookmarks for access anywhere (myAOL is still in beta and is supposed to have it too)
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