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Can i "watch" a forum?

Nitesh Kant

Joined: Feb 25, 2007
Posts: 1638

I think watch Topic capability here is a real kick-ass stuff.
Can we extend it to "Watch Forum"?
This would make us closely follow our favourite forums!
This can probably have a e-mail when a new topic is posted in a forum.
An e-mail for all the posts may become a spamming routine for busy forums!
I dont know whether the bartenders have that feature enabled for them but it will really be helpful for them.

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Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Have you looked into the RSS feature on our forums?

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42954
The feature doesn't exist for moderators, either. What's more, I'm fairly certain none of us would use it even if it did exist. We're all volunteers, and don't sit around waiting for posts to come in in order to moderate; rather, we do it at our leisure. For that, the existing forum pages (as well as Today's Active Topics page) work fine.

As Ben suggests, RSS is the modern-day method to keep tabs on a forum.
Nitesh Kant

Joined: Feb 25, 2007
Posts: 1638

Originally posted by Ben Souther:
Have you looked into the RSS feature on our forums?

Thanks Ben, i did not notice the RSS feed thing per forum (should have seen that before posting the topic). Thanks for pointing it out, it does provide a "Watch Forum" sort of functionality.
I agree. Here's the link:
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