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July 24, 2014, 09:23:01 PM
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Hi there,  I just found the 'unwatch' button and I celebrated because I thought that this meant I wouldn't have to see anymore updates in my "show new replies" page to threads once I pressed the 'unwatch' button on them.

However, this seems to not be the case.  Threads that I have posted in, even if it was over a year ago, even if I unwatch them, they still appear in my "new replies" page whenever they get bumped.

Is there any way to truly "unwatch" a thread?
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July 24, 2014, 09:23:53 PM
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Hi there,  I just found the 'unwatch' button and I celebrated because I thought that this meant I wouldn't have to see anymore updates in my "show new replies" page to threads once I pressed the 'unwatch' button on them.

However, this seems to not be the case.  Threads that I have posted in, even if it was over a year ago, even if I unwatch them, they still appear in my "new replies" page whenever they get bumped.

Is there any way to truly "unwatch" a thread?

The only way I know is to delete all of your posts in the thread - bit of a ball-ache.

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July 24, 2014, 09:25:09 PM
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Hi there,  I just found the 'unwatch' button and I celebrated because I thought that this meant I wouldn't have to see anymore updates in my "show new replies" page to threads once I pressed the 'unwatch' button on them.

However, this seems to not be the case.  Threads that I have posted in, even if it was over a year ago, even if I unwatch them, they still appear in my "new replies" page whenever they get bumped.

Is there any way to truly "unwatch" a thread?

Stop using the new replies feature. Use the watchlist feature instead.
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July 24, 2014, 09:38:55 PM
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Thanks for the tip about deleting my posts in that thread.  Could be a ball ache, but I think there's one or two threads where I've only got one or two posts in there anyway.  And I'm really tired of seeing that thread bump. Smiley

Also, thanks for the pointer about the watchlist.  I guess I haven't really explored everything the forum software has to offer.
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July 25, 2014, 04:40:53 PM
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Thanks for the tip about deleting my posts in that thread.  Could be a ball ache, but I think there's one or two threads where I've only got one or two posts in there anyway.  And I'm really tired of seeing that thread bump. Smiley

Also, thanks for the pointer about the watchlist.  I guess I haven't really explored everything the forum software has to offer.

Well , if you feel that having unwatch would remove "Show New Replies" feedback would be better , you could suggest it on the Meta section to discuss the new forum software.

Honestly, I never check those sections as I lurk on the forums a lot. I check Off-topic , Services , Economics and Meta around 12-14 hours a day.
If any post of mine gets bumped, I notice it as soon as that happens Tongue

The watchlist seems like the best place, as you would be able to opt-in selectively instead of having to opt-out every time.

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July 25, 2014, 11:02:05 PM
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Well , if you feel that having unwatch would remove "Show New Replies" feedback would be better , you could suggest it on the Meta section to discuss the new forum software.

I think that the unwatch does exactly what it says in that you are no longer watching that thread, and it will no longer feature within the Watchlist. Similarly unwatching will not remove the thread from the new replies to your posts as you have posts within that thread still.

I would hope that the new forum software introduces a fresh approach to tracking replies and threads of interest.
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July 25, 2014, 11:27:47 PM
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Well , if you feel that having unwatch would remove "Show New Replies" feedback would be better , you could suggest it on the Meta section to discuss the new forum software.

I think that the unwatch does exactly what it says in that you are no longer watching that thread, and it will no longer feature within the Watchlist. Similarly unwatching will not remove the thread from the new replies to your posts as you have posts within that thread still.

I would hope that the new forum software introduces a fresh approach to tracking replies and threads of interest.

Yes, new forum software would be good.

Meanwhile if you add topics to which you reply to the watchlist, and then use the Watchlist link instead of the "Show new replies" link, you will get what you want. The Watchlist link only shows threads that are on your watchlist and have new replies. If you lose interest in a thread you can remove it from your watchlist and it will no longer show up there, even if there are new replies.

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July 26, 2014, 06:40:18 AM
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Thanks for the tip about deleting my posts in that thread.  Could be a ball ache, but I think there's one or two threads where I've only got one or two posts in there anyway.  And I'm really tired of seeing that thread bump. Smiley

Also, thanks for the pointer about the watchlist.  I guess I haven't really explored everything the forum software has to offer.

Do keep in mind when deleting your old posts it will change your post count and it can affect your running sig campaign. I think this is the best option:


Stop using the new replies feature. Use the watchlist feature instead.


 one can always check out the watch list and reply to the threads accordingly.

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July 26, 2014, 09:04:03 AM
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Stop using the new replies feature. Use the watchlist feature instead.


 one can always check out the watch list and reply to the threads accordingly.

Exactly. The watchlist shows posts that are on your watchlist and have new replies.

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July 29, 2014, 08:05:40 PM
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Stop using the new replies feature. Use the watchlist feature instead.


 one can always check out the watch list and reply to the threads accordingly.

Exactly. The watchlist shows posts that are on your watchlist and have new replies.



Interesting, I appreciate the clarifications about the software.  I'll be using the watchlist a little more nowadays.  Also, because do participate in the ad campaigns, I probably won't be deleting old posts because of the way it would screw with the bookkeeping.  However, in some extreme cases, I may end up doing the delete method.

I'm going to lock this thread now as it seems more or less resolved.

Thanks again folks.
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