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kdarling
Nov 27, 2011, 11:48 PM
Greetings,

I'm finding that I'm posting far less now, because I can no longer quickly find responses to my current posts. Makes it difficult to carry on a conversation.

It used to be that I could simply enter my user name in the quick search box, and all posts that had a "quote=kdarling" would show up.

This has stopped working since Nov 18, which apparently is the same time that a new search engine was installed. Therefore, my guess is that the new engine does not catalog the QUOTE= information like the old must have.

Is there an alternative way to find posts that have replied to one of your posts?

Thanks!
Kev

maflynn
Nov 28, 2011, 06:49 AM
You can also subscribe to threads so you get emailed of when responses come.

Weaselboy
Nov 28, 2011, 10:03 AM
Two things. Go to your settings in MR and make sure you are rigged to automatically subscribe the threads you have replied in. Then change your bookmark for the forums to the UserCP link. This will show you threads you are involved in that have replies since your last visit.


http://forums.macrumors.com/usercp.php

arn
Nov 28, 2011, 10:20 AM
Greetings,

I'm finding that I'm posting far less now, because I can no longer quickly find responses to my current posts. Makes it difficult to carry on a conversation.

It used to be that I could simply enter my user name in the quick search box, and all posts that had a "quote=kdarling" would show up.

This has stopped working since Nov 18, which apparently is the same time that a new search engine was installed. Therefore, my guess is that the new engine does not catalog the QUOTE= information like the old must have.

Is there an alternative way to find posts that have replied to one of your posts?

Thanks!
Kev


We're looking into another system to track quotes.

arn

kdarling
Nov 28, 2011, 11:54 AM
We're looking into another system to track quotes.


Thanks!

I don't want emails, and I sure don't want to search dozens of posts in a thread.

I can only post during my spare time (mostly while things are compiling - grin), and that's really difficult if I cannot instantly find replies to my posts.

Regards,
Kevin

Weaselboy
Nov 28, 2011, 12:00 PM
Thanks!

I don't want emails, and I sure don't want to search dozens of posts in a thread.

I can only post during my spare time (mostly while things are compiling - grin), and that's really difficult if I cannot instantly find replies to my posts.

Regards,
Kevin

If you set it up as I described in my post above you have the option of being notified by email or only in the UserCP area. Like you, I don't want the emails so I just get the notification in UserCP.

kdarling
Nov 28, 2011, 02:10 PM
If you set it up as I described in my post above you have the option of being notified by email or only in the UserCP area. Like you, I don't want the emails so I just get the notification in UserCP.

Thank you sir, I did look at that.

As far as I can tell, it just notifies me of new activity in those threads, from anyone, about anything, correct?

Some of these threads have hundreds of posts, which is why it takes too long to manually walk through and see if anyone has responded to one of my posts.

Am I missing something?

When I could search for "kdarling" anywhere in a message, I would get a list of posts that had quoted me, making it wonderfully easy to carry on a targeted discussion.

Cheers!

Weaselboy
Nov 28, 2011, 02:31 PM
Thank you sir, I did look at that.

As far as I can tell, it just notifies me of new activity in those threads, from anyone, about anything, correct?

Ah.... I did understand your request. Yes, the UserCP show all replies in the thread.

You could use a custom Google search like this (http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS320&q=quote%3Dkdarling+site%3Aforums.macrumors.com#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS320&source=hp&q=%22quote%3Dkdarling%22+site:forums.macrumors.com&pbx=1&oq=%22quote%3Dkdarling%22+site:forums.macrumors.com&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=115026l117258l0l119158l2l2l0l0l0l0l171l339l0.2l2l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=4d270d33874f417f&biw=1213&bih=1327) to search for "quote=kdarling" site:forums.macrumors.com

That seems to get what you are after. Just bookmark my link and click on it when you want an updated search.

Only issue I see is it will not find replies to you where the poster did not include your quote.

justinfreid
Dec 4, 2011, 09:23 PM
We're looking into another system to track quotes.

arn

It's absolutely essential. I don't like the idea of the forums becoming input only, I want to read replies to my posts.
Having to wade through tons of responses to see if anyone has, maybe, replied to me defeats the purpose.

[Ha, realized you probably won't see this because you can't track quotes]

simsaladimbamba
Dec 4, 2011, 09:29 PM
[Ha, realized you probably won't see this because you can't track quotes]

As arn, and many, many others, probably uses the automatic thread subscription once he posted in a thread, he will be aware of any posts he might have to take a look at. And since this is the "Site & Forum Feedback" sub-forum, he will check that too.

I fare very well with thread subscription, though I rarely post in threads with hundreds of posts, unless I accidentally land in one that becomes that big, where such a feature might be more useful.

arn
Dec 4, 2011, 10:14 PM
It's absolutely essential. I don't like the idea of the forums becoming input only, I want to read replies to my posts.
Having to wade through tons of responses to see if anyone has, maybe, replied to me defeats the purpose.

[Ha, realized you probably won't see this because you can't track quotes]

it's coming....

arn

arn
Dec 12, 2011, 03:25 AM
Greetings,

I'm finding that I'm posting far less now, because I can no longer quickly find responses to my current posts. Makes it difficult to carry on a conversation.

It used to be that I could simply enter my user name in the quick search box, and all posts that had a "quote=kdarling" would show up.

This has stopped working since Nov 18, which apparently is the same time that a new search engine was installed. Therefore, my guess is that the new engine does not catalog the QUOTE= information like the old must have.

Is there an alternative way to find posts that have replied to one of your posts?

Thanks!
Kev

It's absolutely essential. I don't like the idea of the forums becoming input only, I want to read replies to my posts.
Having to wade through tons of responses to see if anyone has, maybe, replied to me defeats the purpose.

[Ha, realized you probably won't see this because you can't track quotes]


It's here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1290315

BC2009
Dec 12, 2011, 01:53 PM
Greetings,

I'm finding that I'm posting far less now, because I can no longer quickly find responses to my current posts. Makes it difficult to carry on a conversation.

It used to be that I could simply enter my user name in the quick search box, and all posts that had a "quote=kdarling" would show up.

This has stopped working since Nov 18, which apparently is the same time that a new search engine was installed. Therefore, my guess is that the new engine does not catalog the QUOTE= information like the old must have.

Is there an alternative way to find posts that have replied to one of your posts?

Thanks!
Kev

I tried reporting this as a problem with the new search engine in the thread on the "New Search Engine" and the developer of the new search engine did not like that and said that finding replies to my own posts was not an intended feature of search. I was pretty sure there were lots of us doing this, and I too have found that I don't bother posting nearly as much without the ability to track replies to my posts. Arn took on a project to produce an alternative means to get the posts. Unfortunately, you cannot use this to find folks who quoted you in the past, but at least going forward this should help. I hoping the new system works, but I have to wait for somebody to quote me. So here I have quoted you so it should show up in your replies.

Weaselboy
Dec 12, 2011, 01:57 PM
Unfortunately, you cannot use this to find folks who quoted you in the past, but at least going forward this should help.

If you use the search below in Google it will show all replies where you are quoted.

"quote=bc2009" site:forums.macrumors.com

BC2009
Dec 12, 2011, 02:03 PM
If you use the search below in Google it will show all replies where you are quoted.

thanks... never thought of that -- don't know why that never occurred to me (it should have) but it never crossed my mind to use google for that. maybe with everything else google has been doing lately (android, social networking, groupons, documents, competing with amazon prime 2-day shipping) i kinda forgot they had this great search product. ;)


EDIT: Unfortunately, Google's results seemed incomplete and not chronologically ordered. :(

kalsta
Dec 12, 2011, 08:58 PM
used to be that I could simply enter my user name in the quick search box, and all posts that had a "quote=kdarling" would show up.

Thanks for posting this question. I have always done the same thing, with 'Show Posts' checked. I often thought there ought to be a better way though, and wondered if there was some hidden feature, of which I was not aware, for tracking replies to your own comments. I guess not! Until now…

It's here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1290315

Thanks Arn! Now if only someone would quote me so I can test it out… :)

appleguy123
Dec 13, 2011, 09:23 AM
Thanks for posting this question. I have always done the same thing, with 'Show Posts' checked. I often thought there ought to be a better way though, and wondered if there was some hidden feature, of which I was not aware, for tracking replies to your own comments. I guess not! Until now…



Thanks Arn! Now if only someone would quote me so I can test it out… :)

Done

kdarling
Dec 13, 2011, 06:47 PM
Yay !!

Thanks !!

Arelunde
Dec 31, 2011, 12:01 PM
There's another way, too - bookmark the threads you are interested in to your home screen (or on a Mac, maybe to a folder for such things). That way, you can go right to the thread and, later, delete the bookmark when it's no longer of interest.

simsaladimbamba
Jan 1, 2012, 09:47 AM
There's another way, too - bookmark the threads you are interested in to your home screen (or on a Mac, maybe to a folder for such things). That way, you can go right to the thread and, later, delete the bookmark when it's no longer of interest.

That is quite "complicated", especially as Quote Notifications have been ENABLED for two weeks.

GGJstudios
Jan 1, 2012, 10:37 AM
That is quite "complicated", especially as Quote Notifications have been ENABLED for two weeks.
No kidding! Who wants to manage 12,000 bookmarks?

simsaladimbamba
Jan 1, 2012, 10:40 AM
Who wants to manage 12,000 bookmarks?

Who can?

Arelunde
Jan 1, 2012, 05:24 PM
Ya. The notifications are a great addition. I wasn't talking about bookmarking every comment - only those threads that are of interest.

simsaladimbamba
Jan 1, 2012, 05:28 PM
Ya. The notifications are a great addition. I wasn't talking about bookmarking every comment - only those threads that are of interest.

That is where subscriptions come in handy.

GGJstudios
Jan 1, 2012, 05:30 PM
Ya. The notifications are a great addition. I wasn't talking about bookmarking every comment - only those threads that are of interest.
That's what I was talking about, as well. I'm currently subscribed to over 12,000 threads, not comments. Plus, bookmarks won't notify you when new posts are made in threads you're interested in. You'd have to open every thread you bookmark, just to see if anything new has been added. It's not a workable solution, at all.

Arelunde
Jan 1, 2012, 06:19 PM
12,000 threads?? Wow! No wonder you need a better way to keep track. You all are right that there are certainly other options that function better than desktop bookmarks. I'll have to try them out. Always learning.