Is there a way to FOLLOW a forum "post/topic"?

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  • I might be missing something, but is there a way to "follow" a selected forum post/topic? I find myself scrolling back through posts to look for updates on posts I am interested in.

    If not, just an idea, maybe this feature could be contained inside the Scirra site (notifications go to my "in box") like "POSTS YOU ARE FOLLOWING". Maybe there could be "tags" as well to help organize, or a project home page - maybe that's what I'm really thinking about, a project/topic home page? I don't know <img src="smileys/smiley5.gif" border="0" align="middle" /><img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" align="middle" />


  • I'd even settle for a "history" of my own comments, then I could navigate to those posts. Anything like that available? I may be missing something. (Had to scroll back through pages of posts just to find this one again) <img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

  • Found it!

    Found a similar "egosearch"!

    1.- go to your profile search:

    2.- enter your username

    3.- select:

    Display results as TOPICS

    and save the results page

    <img src="smileys/smiley41.gif" border="0" align="middle">

    Now you just need to click that link to see if you got new stuff

    <img src="smileys/smiley41.gif" border="0" align="middle">

  • Hey thanks California! That will totally work! <img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" align="middle" /> Had no idea to even think about advance search. Great tip!!!

    PS: Weirdly, I just responded to your "Unreal on Mozilla" post - lol - small (internet) world. <img src="smileys/smiley2.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

  • LOL <img src="smileys/smiley20.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

  • Awesome, I was looking for something like this.

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  • Hmm... California

    when I bookmark the search, after a few minutes I get the error message: "Either the search has expired or you do not have permission to run this search."

    Any way around this?

  • I don't think saving the results page is going to work, but you can do the search for your forum posts any time. If you want results which *don't* expire, although you'll get a list of each individual mention rather being broken down by thread, you can use google, and conduct the following search:

    site: randomexile

    If you bookmark the results page, google will just display the updated results every time you visit it.

  • Yeah well that doesn't replace an actual "follow topic" feature still

  • Yeah, it's not really the best solution.

  • =P California and I weren't providing genuine "solutions," since we have no control over the website, but we've given a couple decent workarounds which are going to be as good as it gets until Ashley/Tom's implementation works its way up the to-do list.

    I'd argue it's the best solution right now, although maybe someone else has superior forum-fu.

  • RandomExile yeah my statement wasn't directed at either of you, just an observation ;)

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