Change "Watched Threads" and "Watched Forums"

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by iBighouse, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. iBighouse macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2012
    Now that the watch has its own forums here, I get confused when I see the word "watch".

    So, when I see the words "Watched Threads" and "Watched Forums" on the second line of the main Forums menu, I focus on the word "watch" and think for a second that's he link I'm looking for to read about the Apple Watch stuff.

    I would like to see those items changed to "Followed Threads" and "Followed Forums" instead. Is that kind of thing possible to rename? Am I crazy for suggesting such a thing???

    Oh, and that little blue checkbox below this window should read instead:

    Options: Follow this thread....
  2. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    Maybe it's because I don't post in Watch-related sub-forums, but I don't see how "Apple Watch" and "Watch Thread" could possibly be confused for each other.
  3. grahamperrin, Jun 28, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2015

    grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007

    Without reference to words (such as watch) that have multiple meanings, general advice for anyone who becomes disoriented at a web site that uses trails of breadcrumbs:
    1. first, glance at the title bar
    2. then, the trail (beneath which, or alongside which, the title may be repeated).

    Side note and postscript

    It's fun to use the Apple logo but for many purposes, more practical to use the word Apple. So, Apple Watch™ or just Apple Watch.

  4. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    In case you have forgotten, not everyone has a title bar in their browser anymore.
    I use Watch to keep myself from calling it iWatch or aWatch ;)
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I think its easier to use of Watch then to type then typing out apple watch.

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