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Topic: 12/20/05 - IMPORTANT: Now that the Bookmark feature exists, no more "lurking"  (Read 29048 times)
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« on: December 20, 2005 05:04:15 AM »

Some people have been posting the word "lurk" (or something similar) in threads that they want to keep an eye on. Then they use the "new replies to your posts" button to check if that thread has gotten any new replies. This is clever and I understand why people do it! But now that the Bookmarks feature is here, everyone should use Bookmarks instead to keep track of threads you want to watch.

Past and future "lurk" posts are going to be deleted by mods. This will begin on Dec 26 so if you are lurking in any threads, add those threads to your Bookmarks soon!

The reason why we need to prevent "lurk" posts is:

a. they make threads unecessarily long and harder to sift through

b. they add uncessary bulk to Craftster's database filling up disk space, adding to the monthly bandwidth usage, making searches and backups slower, etc

Thanks everyone!

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005 05:54:17 AM »

Woo - bookmarks are up & running - thanks Leah!  Between that and Notify it's going to be easy to keep track of all the great things on craftster.
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2005 06:05:16 AM »

Yeah! Thanks you so much.   And I'll tell my friend Lurky Lurkerson to quit lurking lurkily... *slinks off guiltily*
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2005 07:43:04 AM »

yippeee hurray!

it might be a good idea for swap organizers to post a message about this in their threads where people have been lurking, just in case they miss it here.
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2005 10:32:44 AM »

I have been bookmarking already actually...yes, I am guilty of lurking a bit...*feels ashamed*...but I'll be good and bookmark!
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2005 10:38:35 AM »

I've been using the bookmarks for 2 days now, and I'm not sure I like them for keeping updated on new posts. They are great to move the 800 craftster bookmarks from my favorites list, but I only want to check on certain threads when there is something new posted. I do use the notify, but that only shows up on my email.
Maybe it's just me or I'm doing something wrong, cuz I only found out how to label my PMs today, after being a member for three months. *duh* And yes, if I want to stay on top of things I should post more than "lurk". And yes, Craftster can't be all things to all people, but I was just wondering what others were thinking on this subject.

(I feel so guilty for even mentioning it, because I love this website soooooo much  Grin  )
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2005 11:05:09 AM »

Stupid question:  what's the difference between notify and bookmark?
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2005 12:23:49 PM »

i know this question doesnt really pertain to the lurking but.....here goes anyhoo! 

is there some magic easy way of making it so that a thread you have posted on in the past doesnt come up in your new replies anymore.
i commented once in the tattoo thread and now i am kinda sick of having to look at it to get it to go away!

i know i can go through and delete posts but that would take forever...but if i have to i will!  just curious if there is a better way!
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2005 12:28:23 PM »

I wish there were a way, too--the Panta thread is my "tattoo" thread.  Someone suggested one that there be an "unsubscribe" feature, but so far, nothing.
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2005 12:32:48 PM »

that would be ssoooooo nice.  although everyones tattoos are quite lovely...i dont really want to have to look at them anymore...same with the show off your hair thread....

edited to say "THANKS LEAH"...the new book mark feature is handy dandy!
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