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post Feb 19 2013, 02:20
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I once thought everything new, or with recent activity, showed up by going to
That certainly seems extremely useful.

However, I have found that topics posted in a number of the places under "forums" never appear there. There may be hundreds of threads posted since I started using HA that I never knew existed. Apparently is is necessary to open new windows for many of the separate forums just to find out if anything is going on? Since that is so cumbersome, it seems to put one at a significant advantage if the question he wishes to ask doesn't fit the classification of material that goes on the front page. Is there even a list somewhere to let people know what does or doesn't end up visible this way?
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post Feb 20 2013, 10:56
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Why would I not want to sign on? HA is not as bad as some sites, where loading takes several minutes or more every screen, but signing on does require two extra screen changes. By the time I go through all that, I could have read through the listed topics , seen there was nothing there for me this trip, and moved on. Staying permanently signed on? Nothing stays when I close the browser. That isn't going to change.

I can't say if there are other things that don't show up under 'view new posts' but my recent thread in Off-Topic, which has had some hits, and in which I am quite interested, does not.

The heading displayed, under view new topics, is "Your topics." I don't know if that derives from the mindless, and annoying, "your ... " that Microsoft sticks all over the place, but what shows up there is definitely not mine in any sense. Also, time wise, there is just Today, which is not my today, the HA clock being from quite a different time zone, so then I must go to the page's bottom, select for the week, press another go button, then wait while all the same stuff is redisplayed again, just to get to what I was looking at this morning, such as this thread, before I can go forward.
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- AndyH-ha   where does thread show up?   Feb 19 2013, 02:20
- - tpijag   Don't know. I have always just used View New P...   Feb 19 2013, 03:00
- - AndyH-ha   I see. If I go to the bother of signing on, which ...   Feb 19 2013, 07:35
- - AndyH-ha   Also, by checking, I see that this 'view new p...   Feb 19 2013, 07:39
- - 2Bdecided   The portal listing doesn't show the fb2k forum...   Feb 19 2013, 10:47
- - probedb   I can't understand why you wouldn't sign i...   Feb 19 2013, 11:18
- - Garf   Latest posts is limited to these forums: 17,27,28,...   Feb 19 2013, 17:41
- - db1989   Opus shows up already. From the top-level categor...   Feb 19 2013, 18:49
- - AndyH-ha   Why would I not want to sign on? HA is not as bad ...   Feb 20 2013, 10:56
|- - db1989   QUOTE (AndyH-ha @ Feb 20 2013, 09:56...   Feb 20 2013, 18:50
- - tpijag   QUOTE but signing on does require two extra screen...   Feb 20 2013, 19:26
- - chi   QUOTE (tpijag @ Feb 20 2013, 19:26) QUOTE...   Feb 20 2013, 20:01
- - pdq   I assume that you must have cookies enabled to rem...   Feb 20 2013, 20:06
- - AndyH-ha   I saw the list of forums (17,27,28,29,33,34,39,41,...   Feb 20 2013, 23:48
|- - db1989   QUOTE (AndyH-ha @ Feb 20 2013, 22:48...   Feb 21 2013, 15:16
|- - Nessuno   Another way to browse through recent posts could b...   Feb 21 2013, 23:03
- - AndyH-ha   I didn't say annoying, I said dysfunctional. I...   Feb 21 2013, 22:48
|- - db1989   QUOTE (AndyH-ha @ Feb 21 2013, 21:48...   Feb 22 2013, 14:22
- - andy o   Yeah, I realized this a long time ago, and since, ...   Feb 22 2013, 18:03

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