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    Default Moderators: How can I filter the forums?

    Why is it, if you wish to limit your viewing to, say, Ask A Teacher forum, that whether you press New Posts in the top horizontal bar, or in the left-hand column, you are plunged into the mix of questions from all the forums? How can you stick with ongoing/new threads for one forum only?

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    Default Re: Moderators: How can I filter the forums?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
    Why is it, if you wish to limit your viewing to, say, Ask A Teacher forum, that whether you press New Posts in the top horizontal bar, or in the left-hand column, you are plunged into the mix of questions from all the forums? How can you stick with ongoing/new threads for one forum only?
    I've never tried it and couldn't find anything that just fitted, but you could sould subscirbe to that particular forum http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/su...bscription&f=8 (the link is in Forum Tools at the top of the posts on the right)
    Then Subscribed threads in Quick Links should cut out a lot of the clutter.

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    Default Re: Moderators: How can I filter the forums?

    Love work-arounds!

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Moderators: How can I filter the forums?

    Just use the URL Ask a Teacher - UsingEnglish.com ESL Forum

    And reload it constantly.

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    Default Re: Moderators: How can I filter the forums?

    In addition to Tdol's solution (which is a good one), you could use the advanced search feature from the "Search This Forum" menu in Ask a Teacher (UsingEnglish.com ESL Forum - Search Forums). This allows you to select from various options, including a "Find Posts from [Date] and Newer" option.

    If you are aware of the forum's ID number then you can create links like http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/se...?do=getnew&f=8 to show you what's new in a forum by changing the f=8 bit.

    Lastly, you can subscribe by RSS via UsingEnglish.com ESL RSS Feeds.

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    Default Re: Moderators: How can I filter the forums?

    Alternatively, you can just use the URL for the individual forum, and press the reload button whenever you like.

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    Default Re: Moderators: How can I filter the forums?

    Yes you could, but that would list all posts in the forum regardless of whether they were new or not. As such, your advice doesn't go towards answering the question posed. Given that this is the support forum, I thought I'd offer some support and alternatives. Feel free to use whichever method suits you.

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    Default Re: Moderators: How can I filter the forums?

    Thanks for that. I thought they were chronological, with newest at the top. In any case, I think David has enough information to do as he hopes.

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    Default Re: Moderators: How can I filter the forums?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Thanks for that. I thought they were chronological, with newest at the top.
    They are (depending on your own personal forum viewing settings). However, the list always includes threads you've already read. The options we've provided offer you ways to only view posts you haven't read in a specific forum.
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