View Full Version : How do you use some of the tools on here?

08-11-2009, 06:06 AM
I clicked on Forum Tools and click 'Mark this Forum Read' How can I undo that now?

Also, is there someone how could explain how to use the 'Track Messages'

08-11-2009, 09:30 AM
Once you click on Mark Forum read, you can't undo it. It will show new messages after that in red. I use it because I always click on New Posts to see all new posts in all forums since I marked them as read because I don't go to the individual Forums. I find this more efficient for me, I can see all new posts and threads and skip over ones that don't interest me, instead of going to the separate forums.

I think Track Messages is a way to mark threads you're especially interested in, such as when you post a question and want to see replies to it. I'm not sure if you get emailed when there's a new reply, but I think so.

08-11-2009, 06:16 PM
No I don't get an email to a reply and I was wondering why I didn't

I'm really sorry now that I can't undo the 'Mark Forum read' I don't like how it is now. That's strange that they have it set up like that.

08-11-2009, 08:21 PM
I find it handy. Before I figured it out I would have to try and remember the last time I read anything new. But you can still look in the individual threads at the threads marked read, and in a few more days, the information will have updated anyway.

Jan in CA
08-11-2009, 09:33 PM
I mark forums read after I've read or replied to everything that I want to. Sue is right, within a few days, sometimes sooner, it will all look normal again. :teehee: I also use "new posts", but sometimes I go to certain forums in case I missed an old post or something.