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Timothy Sam
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Joined: Sep 18, 2005
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I wish javaranch had a feature that allows me to keep track of certain threads... This way... We won't have to browse the entire topic just to get back to the thread we started (or other people started). Just a suggestion from your friendly rancher.

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Ben Souther

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fred rosenberger
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Also, when you start a thread, there's a checkbox that says something like "Send me an email whenever anyone replies to my thread".

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Timothy Sam
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Joined: Sep 18, 2005
Posts: 751
Hi friends. Well.. That only show the recent posts made by me... What about if I bump into a certain thread that caught my interest? I have to remember which category that thread belongs to? Hmmm... I'm thinking of a feature like...

"Track this topic"

It would surely make our lives easier... It's like having a bookmark on the forums. Another thing I'd like to ask is if we have a feature here that allows us to store notes online? Like having a notebook on the internet or something... Thanks!
Marc Peabody
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
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Most browsers have an "Add to Favorites" feature. It works pretty well for keeping track of a thread.

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Pauline McNamara

Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Posts: 4012
Hi Timothy,

Maybe something like would help you keep track of your favorite discussions? I think it lets you keep short notes on them too.

Looks like others have been bookmarking javaranch threads and other things at already...
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
* reaching hand to pocket for 2 cents *

Obviously bookmarking is only a half-way-there solution since the whole notion of "watching" a topic is built on active notification. With bookmarks, it's still the user who needs to poll on the bookmarked resource to see whether there's anything new since the last check.

Unfortunately, the currently used forum software doesn't give us this kind of a feature other than for threads we create ourselves. Some time in the future when we've finally migrated to a more capable platform, this is a feature that will (my personal opinion) likely be near the top of the requirement list.

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