Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
How do you read new posts ?
Old 05-12-2008, 05:41 AM   #1
Full time employment: Posting here.
Delawaredave5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 597
How do you read new posts ?

Maybe this is a stupid question, but I'm trying figure out the most efficient/quickest way to scan/read new posts.

Old board, I used to hit "read next thread unread" worked great.

Now I have to hit "read previous thread" and then hit "read first unread" - but this button is not always there - so I have to see stuff twice.

Maybe I should try the "New Posts" at above - but not sure what that does.

Thanks
__________________

__________________
Delawaredave5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-12-2008, 06:01 AM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
OAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Central, Ohio, USA
Posts: 2,594
If you have the forum keep your log in information and then click on "New Posts" and after you read what you want go to "Quick Links" and click on "Mark Forums Read" the system will take you to the main forums listing page where you can just quit or read a specific forum. Additionally, you can go the "Quick Links" and look at "Today's Posts". These seem to work the best for me.
__________________

__________________
Vietnam Veteran, CW4 USA, Retired 1979
OAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 06:19 AM   #3
Full time employment: Posting here.
Delawaredave5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 597
Quote:
Originally Posted by R Wood View Post
If you have the forum keep your log in information and then click on "New Posts" and after you read what you want go to "Quick Links" and click on "Mark Forums Read" the system will take you to the main forums listing page where you can just quit or read a specific forum. Additionally, you can go the "Quick Links" and look at "Today's Posts". These seem to work the best for me.
Thanks. I am logged in. I tried this - but the two problems:
1. It lists all the categories (I'm generally only reading "Fire and Money")
2. Each thread still shows all the posts - you have to hit "Read First Unread" (which does not work reliabily for me.)

Not a big deal.
__________________
Delawaredave5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 06:21 AM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
retire@40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,669
I have "Subscribed Threads" (under Quicklinks) bookmarked. That's where I go first.

After that I click on "New Posts" to go through any new posts I have not subscribed to.

That captures all the postings since I've last visited.

When I'm done reading everything of interest, I click on "Mark Forums Read" under Quicklinks and that cleans the slate, so when I log in next time, they are all new posts.
__________________
No man is free who is not master of himself. --- Epictetus
Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think). --- Guy Lombardo
retire@40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 08:01 AM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,013
Similarly, I have two bookmarks: One for My Posts and one for New Threads. I first take a quick look for replies to something I posted, then go to new threads.

http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...1&folderid=all

http://www.early-retirement.org/foru....php?do=getnew
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 08:08 AM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
Rich_by_the_Bay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 8,827
What Al said. And finally, this bookmarked link:

http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...hp?do=markread

will mark all the posts you just browsed as "read" whether you have actually viewed them or not.
__________________
Rich
San Francisco Area
ESR'd March 2010. FIRE'd January 2011.

As if you didn't know..If the above message contains medical content, it's NOT intended as advice, and may not be accurate, applicable or sufficient. Don't rely on it for any purpose. Consult your own doctor for all medical advice.
Rich_by_the_Bay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 02:04 PM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
donheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,098
Load the RSS feed to an RSS reader like bloglines.com. Then you can skim through all of the new posts and only click through to those you want to participate in or read responses to.
__________________
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
donheff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 02:20 PM   #8
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,507
In my underwear with a cup of coffee...
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 02:39 PM   #9
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by HFWR View Post
In my underwear with a cup of coffee...
Pfft underwear
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 03:09 PM   #10
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
RonBoyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by donheff View Post
Load the RSS feed to an RSS reader like bloglines.com. Then you can skim through all of the new posts and only click through to those you want to participate in or read responses to.
Internet Explorer v7 has a built-in RSS Reader, which is what I use.

From the "Help" menu:

How do I view a feed?

When you visit a webpage, the Feeds button will change color, letting you know that feeds are available. Click the Feeds button, and then click the feed you want to see. To get content automatically, you should subscribe to a feed.

(The "Feeds" button is found in the Toolbar area at the top of the page.)

(With or without underwear)
__________________
RonBoyd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 05:57 PM   #11
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
OAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Central, Ohio, USA
Posts: 2,594
Foxfire also has this feature. Look on the address line for the feeds button.
__________________
Vietnam Veteran, CW4 USA, Retired 1979
OAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 05:13 AM   #12
Full time employment: Posting here.
Delawaredave5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 597
Thanks for everyone's help. I'll try the RSS reader - never have figured those out... Have a great day !
__________________
Delawaredave5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 06:21 AM   #13
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
donheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,098
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delawaredave5 View Post
Thanks for everyone's help. I'll try the RSS reader - never have figured those out... Have a great day !
I vote for bloglines.com. You sign up and they organize and track all your feeds. Nice service. Just click on "add feed" and paste in a URL. They identify the feeds and, if there are more than one, give you a choice to preview and select from.
__________________

__________________
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
donheff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SWR - I've read many posts but still confused bigla FIRE and Money 9 10-06-2007 03:13 PM
Go Right to New Posts Rich_by_the_Bay Forum Admin 7 05-31-2007 10:07 AM
Need Better Posts boont Life after FIRE 32 04-02-2006 07:59 AM
How long would it take you to read all of th's posts? Whakamole Other topics 16 06-29-2005 07:34 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:45 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.