Keeping track of posts I’ve rated up…
Is it possible to add some sort of indicator to show that I’ve rated a post up in the new posts list / forum listing?
Quite often someone will ask an interesting question which I can’t help with, but that I am interested in any future discussion – I usually rate these posts up. The problem is, I often miss any follow up answers if I’m not keeping track of the discussion.
What I’m suggesting is that when I rate a piece of content up the forum software should put some sort of indicator (say an orange star) next to the topic listing. This way, when I skim through the new posts pages I can quickly spot the stuff I’m interested in.
You may describe to the thread so you will get email notifications for any update post.
The main issue is, if there are no more updates, you get no info on update :(
Another option would be to place a post just to find it lateron through your written posts. However, this would place a lot of nonsense post just for keeping people track of some thread.
I had similar thoughts of how to track interesting topics, but thought about the tagging system. But here there are similar issues. It cannot be the intend to place tags just for keeping track of a post. Being taking over a tag, which has been introduced by someonelse could be a solution, but does not work.
However, may there are other possibilities to keep track of interesting threads. Somehow an individual page collecting what is/was interesting for me would be perfect.
Is something like this already in the system and I did oversee it?
I completely missed that “subscribe” link until you pointed it out. Thanks.
Koahnig’s point about just keeping a nice list of interesting/useful posts is the other thing I was looking at solving with this suggestion. Using the rating system for this was the best logical fit I could think of so far.
Another thing is that subscribing means I’m going to get an email for every follow up post. If I’m not actually participating in the thread and just lurking these can be a little bit overwhelming.
Thanks ZapB for pointing to the profile settings.
In the profile settings is an entry “View subscriptions”. There you can find at least all threads you have subscribed to over time. So there is not necessarily the requirement of a new post to find the stuff you were interested in. However, after some time it might become messy and the overview is gone.
So basically you’re after a bookmarking feature for forum topics. Have you tried the subscription option? What would be missing from that (apart from the visual indicator)?
The bookmark feature Volker mentioned is part of the coming Documentation implementation. You will be able to bookmark the classes you’re interested in so you can come back to them more easily.
As far as I know, there are no plans to extend this functionality to the forums. You could file a wishlist bug for Marius. :)
Et voilà – it’s here for a couple of months :-) QTWEBSITE-126 [bugreports.qt.nokia.com]
Please vote to push it up!
@Alexandra: for the rationale I’d like to quote myself:
I often read a post and I know I have something to say but it needs some more work to be done and I do not have the time while I’m reading that. At the moment it’s hard to come back to that respective thread. So, I would find a bookmarking mechanism handy, ideally with the ability to add a short comment. That would prevent forgetting about the post. Subscription to notifies is not a real good alternative, because on gets lost over the pure amount of subscriptions.
And additionally, if no one responds one does not get a “reminder” email too.
I didn’t see the subscription option until ZapB pointed it out, but it looks like it half solves the problem I had.
The thing is, I usually have DevNet open in a tab most of the day and use the new posts list to keep track of what’s happening. I just thought a visual indicator would be useful for highlighting posts I’m interested in when I’m using the forum like that.
It’s not a dealbreaker or anything, I just like to think out loud sometimes in case someone can use the idea or improve on it.