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Old 06-09-2011, 12:04 AM
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Default New Forum Feature - Forum Spy

I have noticed many users stay on the forums all day and keep hitting the "New Posts" link to bring up any new posts.

Because of this, I have added a new feature called "Spy" and it lists the forum posts in real-time. If someone makes a post, this page will add it list without you ever leaving or refreshing the page. It still works even if you are logged out, but wont show you any posts form forums you have special access to.

You can access this new feature in the Navigation menu next to the "New Posts" link or by clicking here.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:10 AM
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Interesting. When does it kick into effect? (Edit: Never mind, there it is)


There is an upside to the "New Post" link. When I am working and come back an hour later, I can see immediately what the newest post was when I last refreshed so that I know how long ago the newer posts started coming in.

Edit: I see that SPY has a Pause button. That might work out well.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:31 AM
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Might also be worth considering why people 'spy' and no longer contribute to a forum Bryce?
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:34 AM
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Might also be worth considering why people 'spy' and no longer contribute to a forum Bryce?
My stats say otherwise. Also, from experience these things often boost contributions.
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My stats say otherwise. Also, from experience these things often boost contributions.
Value contributions, or just contributions? My stats say it's just contributions.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:40 AM
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Yep I would be one of those who bashes the New Posts button with monotonous regularity. I like to break up my day with forays into TN

Thanks for the new feature, Bryce. Appreciate your efforts!
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:46 AM
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Me, too. My mouse button is just about worn through from clicking the New Posts link!! Thanks, Bryce!
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Yup, that's my preferred entry point too. I'll check out the new feature.
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Until I found this thread in todys new posts I thought the SPY link was a realtime view of what the members are reading like the advanced search tag cloud thing. Perhaps a future feature for identifyng older useful threads or maybe just one for the lurking stalkers.

does the ignore member faeture work on this? Tried to test it on myself as you are all vallued members. vBullettin reply - We can't help you ignore yourself. funny.

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