Do you use "Forum Spy"?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by elmancho, Nov 11, 2008.

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Do you use "Forum Spy"?

  1. All the time!

    43 vote(s)
    48.3%
  2. Sometimes...

    29 vote(s)
    32.6%
  3. Never.

    17 vote(s)
    19.1%
  1. elmancho macrumors 6502

    elmancho

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    #1
    Since I discovered this little beauty a few days ago I can't get enough !
    What about you?
     
  2. dubhe macrumors 65816

    dubhe

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    #2
    It is the easiest way to see what everyone is moaning about!
     
  3. elmancho thread starter macrumors 6502

    elmancho

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    #3
    A poll is up and running, vote! :)
     
  4. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

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    #4
    I use it often, maybe even most times but not "all the time". Those poll options are pants for me. :p
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    #5
    I rarely use it. I'm still a "New Posts" kind of guy.
     
  6. elmancho thread starter macrumors 6502

    elmancho

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    #6
    :D haha, next time ill be shure to add at leat 10000 poll options just for you (one for every adjective I can find) and allow multiple choice so you'll be able to put "Sometimes" and "Except sundays"
    Would that work ? :p
     
  7. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

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    #7
    Yes, that would be great. Hop to it!

    The old standard for multiple choice might have sufficed though:

    • All the time
    • Often
    • Sometimes
    • Rarely
    • Never

    ;)

    but it's cool, baby! :cool:
     
  8. sananda macrumors 68020

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  9. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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  10. elmancho thread starter macrumors 6502

    elmancho

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    #10
    So do I guys, so do I.;)
     
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  12. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    #12
    Who uses it with their Buddy List? Who would like to see another coloured band added? And what for?
     
  13. elmancho thread starter macrumors 6502

    elmancho

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    #13
    Can you do that with your buddy list ?!
    Cool! (even though I don't have one yet :p)
     
  14. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    #14
    I don't use the Buddy List but I think it might be useful to see when the thread starter posts a reply, especially with problem-threads.
     
  15. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    #15
    The posts from forum members who are in your buddy list show up highlighted in a light yellow. It makes it easier to spot posts from people whose posts you like reading or just want to be reminded of.

    The buddy list is also useful in another way. You can set your preferences to only receive PMs from your buddies, which can be helpful at times.
     
  16. Arran macrumors 68040

    Arran

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  17. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

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    #17
    Sure do. That was the reason I started using a buddy list, so that people who usually have posts I enjoy will have their posts highlighted for me in the spy.

    I imagine it would be useful for moderators to have a colour band added for their viewing for problematic threads or members.

    edit: ooops, I'm slow, this has already been suggested.

    edit 2: It would be cool if there were a colour band added that could be user selected based on forum. Like all the private forum threads/posts come up in a slightly different shade.
     
  18. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #18
    Spy is a brilliant tool.


    I would like the ability for extra colours so that I could associated them with different forums/sub forums. Would be nice as it could be used to highlight areas of interest.
     
  19. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    #19
    I'm not sure it could be selectively modified on a group basis like that, although that's a Knox question. :)

    I can think of all sorts of categories that would be extremely useful. ;)
     
  20. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    #20
    I use it
    And I use it with the Buddy List

    It would be nice to color different users :eek:

    But I am happy with the way it is
    I used to be a 'new posts' guy too, but I converted

    You can teach an old dawg new tricks ;)

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  21. JG271 macrumors 6502a

    JG271

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    #21
    I use it quite a lot, be it with the iPhone forums blocked!
    When the 3G came out, it was nothing but iPhone threads...
     
  22. Lau Guest

    #22
    I'd like a different coloured band for "people whose posts I'm interested in". People I genuinely like or respect are on my Buddy List, but there are plenty of people who I read their posts with interest, some of whom I think are interesting and some of whom are so entirely mad or dreadful that I can't help but be interested in. :D Having them highlighted in a more subtle colour would be helpful for me without having to have them cluttering up my Buddy List (as I'm not actually interested as to whether they're online or not). I suppose it would be more of a watch list, than a buddy list.
     
  23. elmancho thread starter macrumors 6502

    elmancho

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    #23
    I agree even though forum spy is really sweet it's be even better if it was customisable :)
     
  24. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

    themoonisdown09

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    #24
    I've never really used Forum Spy much, so I started using it today. I really like it now. I've still found myself manually searching threads, but this is really nice.
     
  25. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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