Too Many Buddies

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  1. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Is it possible to have too many buddies on your forum buddy list? :confused:
     
  2. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't know :(
     
  3. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    It's actually pretty cool. In forumspy it will highlight posts by your buddies in yellow. Yellow post = possibly something I'll be interested in reading.
     
  4. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    I really don't want to count mine but I'm sure it's over a hundred or two. I use it in conjunction with thread subscriptions and Forum Spy to find out if one of my buddies is posting something interesting.
     

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    interesting, i may have to check it out as there are some posters who i enjoy reading
     
  6. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Well this is uncomfortable.....:D!
     
  7. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    You can buddy yourself as well. :rolleyes:
     
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Never used it myself. Either follow or ignore.

    Might give the follow side a try someday.
     
  9. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I don't know but I have a massive buddy list. Once I got over the initial fear of adding someone to it and worrying that it would notify them of it and they'd mock me for thinking that they are my buddy, I began to add lots of people. Anyone who I think has insightful, interesting, funny, clever or otherwise entertaining content to their posts often gets put in my buddy list. I like it because of the previously mentioned highlighting of their posts in the forum spy.
     
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  11. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Don't worry. You're on mine, along with 162 other ne'er-do-wells.

    I see no practical size limit to the buddy list. Just a manageable one.
     
  12. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    *does a little happy dance :)*

    I really should add people to my buddy list more often. Same with thread subscriptions.... I find them both useful but underutilise them.
     
  13. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Thread subscriptions, nah. Too much fussing about. I use this link to keep track of the threads you've posted in. ;)
     
  14. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    There's nowhere to hide :D! I sometimes go through quick links -> my profile -> Find all posts by me. But that can be unwieldy. I'll bookmark that search link thanks BV :).
     
  15. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    wow.. how do you find out if you are on someone else's buddy list? ;)

    to those of you who have 100+ "buddies"... wouldn't the forum spy just be plain yellow :) lol!
     
  16. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I use mine to start every session along with some other little routines I do. Hat tip to Mitthrawnuruodo for that useful piece of forum trickery.

    If anyone wants to bookmark it for themselves, it's:

    Where •••••••••• = your user name, with a %20 for every word space in your name.
     
  17. Lau Guest

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    The only thing I find useful about subscribing is that if you set it to autosubscribe every thread you post in (but with no email notification) it puts a little tick next to threads you've replied to in Forum Spy, where you haven't got this: [​IMG] little arrow to tell you. I never look at my subscriptions but it's useful to have that, and I never did it in the dark days before Forum Spy. ;)
     
  18. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    ^ OK, now I see a use for Spy fiends. Might have to change my ways. :)
     
  19. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I do this too...

    ... and also this:
    Snap!

    It really is one of the most helpful tips to browsing teh MR.
     
  20. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, welcome to Forum Spy. How did you live without it? :D
     
  21. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Never tried it with Forum Spy. Way cool!

    Now I see your name along with some others highlighted in yellow. Sweet.

    I suppose if you have too many buddies, then Forum Spy is completely in yellow. :eek:
     
  22. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Of course I use Spy. How else would I know what you were up to? ;)

    I never saw the need to subscribe to threads, though. Lau just pointed out a use for it with Spy, that's all. As they scroll past, I tend to just remember what threads I've posted in and which ones I need to keep an eye on. :)
     

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