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Posted: October 7, 2007, 1:49 am - IP Logged

I came up with a new feature on the forums, which is pretty cool, if I do say so myself!

If you're reading a thread and someone else posts a new message while you've got the thread on your screen, Lottery Post will put a small box in the bottom corner letting you know, and giving you an opportunity to go to the new post.

So let's say you post something and you're waiting for a response.  After you post it, just sit there and wait.  When someone posts something new to the thread it pops up the box -- as you're just sitting there.

It might be good if you have more than window open too.

The feature "kicks in" after sitting on the same thread for one minute.

This is something I came up with out of the blue, and I've never seen or heard of it anywhere, so I hope you enjoy my original creation! Big Grin

(Let me know if it's annoying or good.)

 

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    Posted: October 7, 2007, 1:53 am - IP Logged

    ok, great to know.

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      Posted: October 7, 2007, 7:11 am - IP Logged

      Type ought to prove interesting and annoying lol

       thanks Todd

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        Posted: October 7, 2007, 10:16 am - IP Logged

        will there be a turn off option?

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          Posted: October 7, 2007, 10:41 am - IP Logged

          will there be a turn off option?

          I guess you don't share my enthusiasm.

           

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            Posted: October 7, 2007, 10:46 am - IP Logged

            Todd

            I just got it! I think it's really cool.At first I said "what the heck is going on"It's like a pop-up notification. I like it and you do have the option to cancel it. thanks for the creative innovation....

             

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              Posted: October 7, 2007, 11:17 am - IP Logged

              thats what i like about the site...ALWAYS looking for bigger and better improvements to add to what is already an AWESOME site !!!! 

              WTG Todd

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                Posted: October 7, 2007, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

                Sounds like a cool feature.

                Gonna win.Big Smile

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                  Posted: October 7, 2007, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

                  thats what i like about the site...ALWAYS looking for bigger and better improvements to add to what is already an AWESOME site !!!! 

                  WTG Todd

                  I Agree!

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                    Posted: October 7, 2007, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                    Thank you.  Most people will never know it's even there, because it only works if you pause for over a minute on a page.  So it will only appear if you're in a situation where you'd want it to appear.  Yes, I'll make a link to turn it off.

                     

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                      Posted: October 7, 2007, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

                      I just got it, and like it.  Usually I just wait for the page to auto refresh, which I think is every 15 minutes or something like that.

                      Here's a dumb question, I'm sure I just haven't found it.  But is there a way to go to the last unread post in threads you've previously read but have new posts next time you visit?  I've just been scrolling thru looking for the new posts which takes alot of time.

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                        Posted: October 7, 2007, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

                        I saw it, I saw it!!!  Hyper

                         

                        Cool feature.

                        Thanks Todd... 

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                          Posted: October 7, 2007, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

                          I just got it, and like it.  Usually I just wait for the page to auto refresh, which I think is every 15 minutes or something like that.

                          Here's a dumb question, I'm sure I just haven't found it.  But is there a way to go to the last unread post in threads you've previously read but have new posts next time you visit?  I've just been scrolling thru looking for the new posts which takes alot of time.

                          Sorry, that should read is there anyway to go to the FIRST unread post.

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                            Posted: October 7, 2007, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                            Thanks Todd !!

                             

                             Good Luck,

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                              Posted: October 7, 2007, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                              I just got it, and like it.  Usually I just wait for the page to auto refresh, which I think is every 15 minutes or something like that.

                              Here's a dumb question, I'm sure I just haven't found it.  But is there a way to go to the last unread post in threads you've previously read but have new posts next time you visit?  I've just been scrolling thru looking for the new posts which takes alot of time.

                              Yes, there is such a feature.  It's called "Active Topics", and everyone should be using it!  It's the first option in the Forums menu.

                              Active Topics shows you all the topics that have any posting activity since your last visit.

                              For me, it is the first page I visit every time I open the site.

                              In addition, the icons next to each post in the Forums is brighter if it contains posts you have not read.

                               

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