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    I have recently raised a question on an existing Thread and on returning to CFM, do not find it not easy to return to the same thread to check for updates. I have the site marked as a Favorite, but short of creating yet another specific 'bookmark' relating to the Thread in question, have to spend time to search around in order to identify my submission. I can not readily locate my entry, although knew it had been made very recently. It requires some deliberate searching to locate it. I'm assuming that because it is not 'A New Thread' the most current entry does not come to notice without spending some time digging around the site. It follows therefore that any request may not readily come to the notice of casual browers to the site, resulting perhaps in fewer members being aware or even in a position to positively respond. Is there currently a way around this?-------------------------------------------------------------------------

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Evans View Post
    I have recently raised a question on an existing Thread and on returning to CFM, do not find it not easy to return to the same thread to check for updates.
    One convenient way to keep yourself abreast of the activities in a thread (not just the ones created by you, but by any member) is to subscribe to it. That way you'll be notified via e-mail if and when a new reply is posted to that thread. To do that, look just above the first post (on any page) of the thread and click on Thread Tools and choose Subscribe to this Thread. In the following page, choose the type of notification and click Add Subscription. You can avoid setting a 'type' every time by selecting the default method in your profile options.

    I have the site marked as a Favorite, but short of creating yet another specific 'bookmark' relating to the Thread in question, have to spend time to search around in order to identify my submission. I can not readily locate my entry, although knew it had been made very recently. It requires some deliberate searching to locate it.
    This is a link to all the threads you have created, and this is a link to all your posts. You can find these in your profile, and similarly, you can find the links to other members' threads and posts in their respective profiles.


    I'm assuming that because it is not 'A New Thread' the most current entry does not come to notice without spending some time digging around the site. It follows therefore that any request may not readily come to the notice of casual browers to the site, resulting perhaps in fewer members being aware or even in a position to positively respond. Is there currently a way around this?-------------------------------------------------------------------------
    As long as the member has some 'unread' posts in a thread, it will show up when (s)he clicks on New Posts near the top of every page. So, if you post a reply here and I don't check the boards after this message, for a couple of days, this thread will still be there for me to read in the list of new threads/ threads with new posts since my last visit.
    (Of course, the thread won't be listed as new if the most recent post was made by the users themselves.)

    Hope this helps.
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    Thank you, Opus67 for the great reply to the user.

    Additionally, Philip, you can left click on your username and from that dropdown menu select "Find All Posts By [username]". Clicking on that will give you a chronological listing (newest first) with some brief quotes from each posting. At the far right of that listing the system indicates which forum area the individual posting is located.
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    Thanks to you both for explaining this issue, I thought there must be an easier way. Incidentally I'm delighted to report that I've actually had a prompt and successful response to my question from a very well informed Junior member who has clearly taken the trouble to precisely identify the pieces in question. It goes without saying that it has made my day, because not being able to identify such a remarkable piece of music has 'bugged' me for months, I've been quizzing anyone and everyone who I thought had musical knowledge since April 07 without any success. So chancing to find CMF on the Internet was quite fortunate and clearly the ideal platform to perform this task - there's clearly no substitute for actually being able to hear the piece in question.
    Last edited by Philip Evans; Feb-02-2008 at 17:51. Reason: Clarification

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