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[POLL] Question to users about how you read this forum


#1

In the past it has been suggested to me by moderators to periodically (when I feel like it) pin threads for whatever reason whether I think its constructive, a public service announcement etc.

My question is my methods

What I plan on doing is pinning threads to their respective categories because if I globally pin everything to get it at the top of Latest it will fill up quickly and I don’t want that

What I want to know is, how many of you actually go into categories and browse them specifically or just scroll through Latest until you find whatever you are looking for

I am pinning these threads in hopes they get more exposure without pinning them globally because I already know that works

TL;DR

Do you only browse

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Or do you specifically browse certain categories (for example) Hardware

the second red circle is what I am getting at with this proposed pinning


I am not the only leader that can do this, the others can as well but I like jumping into the unknown sometimes.

POLL

  • Latest only
  • Specific categories only
  • mix of both

0 voters


#2

#3

If I’m bored or just on in general to see whats going on then I usually just scroll through latest. Most of the time I’m in the specific categories are either because i need help or I’m looking for something.

Why am I typing this again as nobody will read this and It’s just a simple question


#4

Neither. I stick to either “new” or “unread” and only switch to the other one when new threads come up. I don’t see the purpose of “latest” to be honest.


#5

Hello new guy


#6

I only go into categories if I have something specific to find or to say and wanna know if it exits. If I can’t find it easily in the category I search.

Usually though I just scroll latest to see what are people talking about.


#7

Ello there!


#8

Muted things what really arent for me, then I’ll take the rest as they bump up


#9

I personally give most threads a peek to see whats going on, new threads are in latest as well, in the order they are created obviously.


#10

Personally I only look at New and Unread.


#11

these results are more interesting than I anticipated


#12

I read latest only and my vote would be to pin within categories.


#13

Indeed, time will tell though it’s interesting to see an even split between the two and none for the third option


#14

As long as I can keep on muting everything goes, the only reason I’m checking latest is for potential new muted threads :joy:


#15

Sure, but it’s less obvious whether something interesting has happened. I only check the forum when the favicon shows me that a topic I care about has updated.

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This doesn’t work when browsing “latest” because the favicon displays updated topics even when you aren’t following them.


#16

I hit new instead of latest, never use categories


#17

Pinned topics are someone else’s idea of what is interesting or relevant — not mine. If I’ve already deemed a topic irrelevant, I’d prefer not having that topic shoved in my face for days/weeks after the fact.

Pinning anything but important administrative posts merely creates noise — it should thus be avoided. Transient topical stuff should never be pinned.

The poll was missing a “None of the above” option. I vote for that.


#18

You can unpin things if you wish to.


#19

You can unpin them manually for each thread, that is the only option, seeing how the poll is going I plan on continuing what I am starting to do


#20

I generally look at the top 10 in latest but I am often also looking at hardware or audio specifically. So sometimes I just lork it to those.