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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Ask a Mustachian => Topic started by: Brilliantine on August 31, 2015, 04:16:18 PM

Title: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: Brilliantine on August 31, 2015, 04:16:18 PM
Look at the new replies first then move on to the unread posts?
Have a favorite part of the forum in which you read every single thread?
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: RWD on August 31, 2015, 04:19:44 PM
Look at the new replies first then move on to the unread posts?
Have a favorite part of the forum in which you read every single thread?

That's exactly what I do. http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/unreadreplies/ is my default starting URL for the forum. I almost never view by section except to start a new thread.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: johnny847 on August 31, 2015, 04:22:34 PM
I first read new replies.
Then I go to the real estate and journals section, which I essentially never read. I mark them as read.
Then I go to unread posts.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: forummm on August 31, 2015, 04:24:11 PM
Look at the new replies first then move on to the unread posts?
Have a favorite part of the forum in which you read every single thread?

That's exactly what I do. http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/unreadreplies/ is my default starting URL for the forum. I almost never view by section except to start a new thread.

Me too since discovering it. For a long time I would look at each section I was interested in.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: KittyCat on August 31, 2015, 04:48:41 PM
I start off with "New Replies" and then move on to "Unread Posts" after that.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: worms on September 01, 2015, 01:09:12 AM
I right click on DIY and Ask, to open these in new tabs, then on each one scan down for threads I've been following or new threads that I might find interesting and again open each of these in a new tab. Then read through all the open tabs.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: GuitarStv on September 01, 2015, 06:16:29 AM
Usually naked and drunk, sometimes at home.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: bo_knows on September 01, 2015, 06:59:14 AM
I used to view it by all unread, but over the years it has gotten too big/busy for viewing it that way (in my opinion). I now selectively browse 2 of my favorites, and only occasionally look at the "All Unread" to see if I missed something popular.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: The_path_less_taken on September 01, 2015, 08:53:53 AM
Usually naked and drunk, sometimes at home.


Note to self: Internet cafes in Canada are much more interesting.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: I'm a red panda on September 01, 2015, 08:56:08 AM
I use "Show unread posts since last visit."

I don't ever navigate to specific parts of the forum.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: Rosy on September 01, 2015, 11:38:15 AM
I have been navigating to specific parts - but I think show unread posts since last week sounds like a much better way!
Thx iowajes.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: Bob W on September 01, 2015, 12:08:03 PM
I use 2.75 reading glasses I bought at Walmart for $6 for a set of 3. 
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: skunkfunk on September 01, 2015, 12:21:59 PM
New replies, unread, and usually I'm at work.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: BlueHouse on September 01, 2015, 03:19:24 PM
I first read new replies.
Then I go to the real estate and journals section, which I essentially never read. I mark them as read.
Then I go to unread posts.
This is brilliant.  Thanks for the tip!  I don't have too much interest in most of the journals.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: mozar on September 01, 2015, 05:52:58 PM
I head to ask a mustachian, because i like reading case studies, then i head to general discussion if there is something that happened that i want to chat about.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: Kaikou on September 01, 2015, 08:03:51 PM
I head to ask a mustachian, because i like reading case studies, then i head to general discussion if there is something that happened that i want to chat about.

me too
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: Lizzy B. on September 04, 2015, 09:55:11 AM
New replies, then wall of anti-mustachian wall of shame and comedy, then new posts if I'm desperate. Usually at work, wishing I were at home. Sigh...
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: Apocalyptica602 on September 04, 2015, 02:47:55 PM
Seems like I'm in the minority by just checking categories mostly.

I usually do (in no particular order) Welcome and General Discussion, Ask a Mustachian, Anti-Mustachian Wall of Shame and Comedy, and sometimes Investor Alley.

If I have an active and recent post, like I do currently asking about housing, I'll check that pretty often so I can reply.
Title: Re: META: How do you read the forum?
Post by: lizzzi on September 04, 2015, 03:27:02 PM
I look at all the unread posts first...quickly skimming for interesting new titles or threads that are relevant to me, or threads where I feel I can be of help to somebody. I try not to post if I'm just going to bloviate, or say exactly what 1,000 others said. Sometimes I blab too much, but I try not to. Then I go to new replies to my posts. I almost always am online at my kitchen table, which is also my office desk.