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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Wording for Watch Replies in Preferences

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Deepmartini, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    In the user control panel shown here:

    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/alert-preferences.1685/

    We need an option to see all of our started threads, AND the ability to watch them. I have created several threads but forgot to set it to "watch" my thread. I would like an easy way to see all my threads AND posts I've written then simply click a tick box to watch them. There should also be a way to set it as default so I can "watch all my threads and posts I write".

    The admin panel should give admin the overide to set this as default with users being able to undo automatic "watching".
     
  2. Waddy

    Waddy Active Member

    Agreed, there is an option in the Preferences page which allows you to watch all threads in which you reply, it would be good to have have another option there to watch all threads you have started.
     
  3. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Also, I think you need a "watch" thread area above the "quick reply" box at the bottom of each thread. See image attached. My text is in red, lower right area. Would also save a step from having to click "more options". The less steps the better. What do you think?

    watch.png
     
  4. James

    James Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]
    http://xenforo.com/community/settings/preferences
    ;)

    The "show started threads" is a duplicate suggestion :p
     
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  5. Waddy

    Waddy Active Member

  6. James

    James Well-Known Member

    It applies to threads you've started too.. I receive alerts for any threads I start :)
     
  7. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I don't think it is possible to start a thread without posting in it.
     
  8. Waddy

    Waddy Active Member

    Yep, but I only generally watch threads I've started, not ones where I've replied, I add them manually if important.
     
  9. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Does this automatically watch threads that I create as well? Just says threads when I reply? Please clarify or maybe the wording on that page just needs to be more clear.
     
  10. James

    James Well-Known Member

    XenForo - Making the impossible possible!
     
  11. Waddy

    Waddy Active Member

    Yep, but I don't necessarily want to watch all threads in which I've posted automatically, just the ones that I've started.
     
  12. James

    James Well-Known Member

    If the box is ticked, it will watch any thread you create and any thread you post in.

    I think Waddy wants a box that states "Always watch threads I start, but not threads I post in" :p
     
  13. Waddy

    Waddy Active Member

    Yep, would be nice. The wording of the current option is also a little ambiguous.
     
  14. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Yes, wording needs to be more clear to encompass both threads I start and posts I create when replying.
     
  15. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I think that is what he wants.

    I really do not see any ambiguity, at all. It is not possible to start a thread without a post.

    ?

    edit: think I understand, change 'reply' to 'post'?
     
  16. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Also on the create thread page, this should be moved up ABOVE the buttons. Otherwise it looks like you have to create a poll then hit the lower submit button at bottom of page. "Watch" area should be above buttons.

    watch2.png
     
  17. Waddy

    Waddy Active Member

    But it is possible to start a thread without replying, and at the moment it says: "Automatically watch threads when you reply".
     
  18. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I think the wording may need to be changed a bit if the Watch Threads you Replied In automatically includes threads you start. It would save checking the extra check box.

    Also changed title for better search result of simular suggestion.
     
  19. Waddy

    Waddy Active Member

    Lawrence, I'm not sure if the title change reflects the original suggestion to add a new option to watch threads you have started, which kind of got lost in debating the semantics of the current option.
     
  20. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    I posted 2 or 3 separate ideas, but all are here in this thread because they involve "watched" stuff. I am most interested in fixing the language to make it more clear and moving the "watch" options above the post reply buttons (as seen in my 2 screen grabs). This would help to make things simpler and easier to use.
     

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