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Case study #1: I've used this software for over a year now with other forums. I think it's simple and easy to use. I have a link on my 'Quick Links' bar of Internet Explorer to www.SlotForum.com/forums/ and once in, I click 'View New Posts' on the toolbar right away. I scan all the new posts then after reading and posting, I just close the browser or just leave to another website on my 'Favourites' list. - Nuro

Case study #2: I have a link on my 'favorites', then goto the Forum and usually check who is on at the time (nosey, I guess
). Then I usually pull up My Assistant and check those posts since I last logged on. After viewing/posting, I usually just get out until my next available moment! - TL

Case study #3: I use the apple browser Safari, and click on a link that I set up in the favorites bar, or type the key combination command-1, either of which opens the forum page. I immediately click on view new posts. Then I command-shift click on the new posts I am interested in, which opens them in separate windows behind the window with the list of new posts. Once I have opened all the ones i am interested in, I read them, closing each window when I am done reading with command-W, and the next post is waiting in the window behind. When I close the last window and there is nothing behind it but my desktop, i know it is time to get back to work
- BM

Case study #4: I set the Forum to send me emails when a topic is updated and the emails from the Forum have a link to the new post or new topic and I just click on it, or I will launch my Browser and I have the home page on my favorites.
Once I'm in I use the blue Icon to the left of the thread or forum topic to determine threads or topics that have had posts since I was in last. When I'm done reading threads in a topic I click on the "mark this forum as read" link at the end on a topic.
Once everything is read I have a cigarette, no just kidding, I don't smoke.
- DC
 

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Not sure where to put this - I really ought to know!

I just want to say that, after a couple of weeks usage and gradually learning the tricks of the software, this forum application has the most superb navigation I have ever seen - a great choice of application if I may say so. I actually liked EZBoards for their simplicity, but the speed and versatility available here knocks it into a cocked hat! In particular, the Search function is fast and really comprehensive. After just a little experimentation and a few mistakes on my part, I conclude that we really do have the best Forum application there is.
It is simply a pleasure to be here - warm thanks to Nuro and Swiss.
 

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Here's a tip.

Go get yourself a fresh copy of the Mozilla browser it is perfect for visiting forums, Ebay and any other site that you want to view multiple pages on because it offers the scope to load other pages, kinda in the same window.

What do I mean?

Well on this site, I navigate to the "view new posts" page" and as I see items I want to read, I right click and choose the open them in a "new tab" option. Immediately a tab appears underneath the toolbar and proceeds to load that page, with an indicator that changes to the page's title information once it is fully loaded. I am now free to continue purusing the "view new posts" page and right click any other posts that grab me and have them download whilst I do so. No new windows clogging up the taskbar.

When I'm through with the "view new posts" I just click on the other tab and "hey presto!" there is the first page.

With Ebay I just load the listings page and then right click into new tabs any item I'm curious about, or any other listings pages, 2/3/4/5 etc that show with the search, whilst I carefully check those titles to be sure I don't miss a bargain.

Brilliant.

No doubt the idea will appear in the next release of IE, whenever that might be, because it is sooooo easy and convenient.

Ps. As standard Mozilla has excellent Cookie control functions and the option to restrict those annoying pop up windows. It's free to download or can be bought cheap from the site above. It also is often featured on computer magazine CDs.
 

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This is the best of three slot car forums I visit.

I access via a shortcut set up on my desktop and then view new posts.

All it needs now is more posters!.

Keep up the great work.

Alan

 

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I use Mozilla and the benefits of the new software are well perceived. Perhaps return to the +- buttons on the front page based on individual news-posts. This feature was great the days it was there.

But for me, a bad typist, born speaking other language and english being the fourth learned, the most stunning option (if it was there never noticed) is the spell-chek php script.

I will spell-check all my posts from now on.
 

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This is the only slot forum I go on now. I hit favourites and then straight onto active topics. I`m often surprised by the resserection of old posts, amazed at the diversity of opinions on all things slot, baffled by Moped, boggled by Inte talk,sobered by Doug,amused by Wankel and truly amazed by how much time I spend on this Forum. But it does keep me off the internet porn!!
 

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being as I read everything at some point I just hit view the new topics and read the rambling of Rail Racer and the Adventures of Howmet and the general carp that some bloke called Jonny S posts?!


Random fact - there is a magazine called Total Carp, it's the UK best selling Carp magazine and features many articles on Carp
 

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I only ever use Today's Active Topics, because I can usually get on at least once a day. If not then I use New messages, until I'm caught up.

McLaren

PS. Just noticed the block function for all those who wish to block Moped's threads...
 

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I just click on view new posts, read any West Hamley SCC stuff first!
, click on thread which pique my interest and/or threads to which I have contributed, finally click on mark all as read. Repeat sometime in the evening whilst at home.

Easy!


Mark.
 

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I link direct to "View New Posts" via bookmarks on IE, with "remember me" set so it's a one click process. Once on, I usually leave SF active in a window until bedtime - my PC is always on and cable connection lets me stay active indefinitely.

After scanning new posts for those I feel are relevant to me, I mark them all as read and go about my business until I subsequently check for new posts again.

I use the "Search" function for archived info and find it very useful. I like the "Resources", "Reviews", and "Columns" as well. I also use the "PM" function quite often.

I refer to the sponsor sites for info, but, based in Canada, I haven't yet ordered from any but wish I had such access to product here.

I have been on SF longer than any other board - it rocks!
 

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On this subject, I suggest that users check the option: Send me any updates sent by the board administrator found under Email Settings in the My Controls section.

I sent out a message today to remind members to vote on our Photo Poll and there were quite a few people who have the option un-checked. We will not abuse the feature to send members email. We'll use it to announce major new features or like today, call the members' attention to something of interest.

To check this option, go to your Email Settings: here
 

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The forum now is just about right IMHO of course. It is very similar to a fishkeeping forum that I used a while back, just the topics here are slightly more exciting. I find this forum very user friendly.

One feature that was present on the fishkeeping board was an auto-update on the new post page - there was a drop down menu that you could use to select whether the page was to be updated every 1min, 5mins, 10mins or until the user clicked 'veiw new posts'. It was quite a good feature for the terminally lazy.

 

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I probably visit the forum roughly 10 times a day, mainly whenever I get down time at work between jobs.

After my initial concerns when the forum was updated, I must congratulate Nuro on his excellent work and with the result.


I usually click on my favourites (I use mac safari) and have a quick browse of the front page and then straight into 'view new posts' and heh presto!

Cheers,

Mark
 
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