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can you fix "my posts" please

Wendy Gibbons
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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i keep a check on my posts so i can jump in and be helpful (ok yes I am that bored at work)

i see nobody has added anything new so return to work (hopefully the build has finished).
but when I check my email loads of posts have been added to.
Ulf Dittmer
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In which way are you proposing to "fix" that page? Taking a look at my page, I can see in which topics someone else has posted after me (which is presumably what you're interested in ... ?)


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Wendy Gibbons
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it doesn't always work, for example there is a thred called file in java in general, which my posts claimed was last updated the 13th Feb. It was in fact last updated today. When I just went back into my posts, it now says last updated 11 Feb
Campbell Ritchie
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The “file” thread shows last post as “Today 12:58:45” on my browser. That’s GMT.
Wendy Gibbons
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nope still showing as the 11th for me in "my posts" list
Campbell Ritchie
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That would appear to be the last time you posted on that thread. I don’t think “my posts” is intended for following replies. Try “watch” for that.
Wendy Gibbons
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Your right it does.
watch just lists threads you get emails for.

so can I change my post to, can we have the functionality I was trying to use "my posts" for.
The problem is my email on here is my hotmail account, which I don't want to open at work.
Campbell Ritchie
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Don’t know myself. Anybody else?
fred rosenberger
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Have you tried putting a 'watch' on a thread, as Campbell suggested?


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Wendy Gibbons
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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yes, when you contribute to a thread an automatic watch gets added.
but the watch page, just lists these threads, doesn't provide any status about the thread, last post time, or poster.
Here is the detail from the "bookmarks and watches" page, I am using <> to show buttons.

[Post]custom tag and getAttribute <Edit> <Delete>
You are not watching any forums.
You are watching the following topics:
[Post] ant build files and where to put them <Stop watching this topic>
[Post] ant messing up tomcat <Stop watching this topic>
[Post] abstract class <Stop watching this topic>
[Post] Accidentally deleted code <stop watching this topic>
Campbell Ritchie
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Wendy Gibbons wrote:yes, when you contribute to a thread an automatic watch gets added. . . .
I thought that only applies of you have that option activated in your profile. You obviously do. I don’t myself.
Wendy Gibbons
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I forget what options I have set, and I presume your inbox would overflow with messages if you had it set.
Campbell Ritchie
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Click on “my profile” then the preferences tab. Then you can review your options.
I delete enough e-mails saying “you have a PM from useless b*gg*r on JavaRanch telling you his name is all right” already, so as you say, I keep a lot of options turned off.
Wendy Gibbons
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Posts: 1106

I think i sent you one of them in 2008 *blushes*
Campbell Ritchie
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But the name you had then was rather better than Useless B*gg*r
Wendy Gibbons
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I thought you were commenting on the general level of users not one specific person
Campbell Ritchie
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Well, I was being general. I don’t remember an actual Useless B*gg*r.
 
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