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Which page do you have bookmarked (or whatever other shortcut mechanism you use)...

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How do you usually enter this forum?
« on: April 01, 2011, 01:48:51 PM »

I think the first one is the only sensible bookmark.  Then, if I'm caught up with new replies, I click the second and see what other threads are active.  That's been my habit on all SMF forums since the paleolithic era.

How do y'all do it?
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Re: How do you usually enter this forum?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 02:02:44 PM »

It just so happens that if I choose "Open Location..." and type "b" into the field, bbs.freetalklive.com comes up in typeahead, and then I press return, so I never bookmarked it. 

From there I typically go to "Show new replies to your posts," (if desired--or maybe I'll select a board and post, if I came to post a new topic) and when those run out, I'll "Show unread posts since last visit."
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Re: How do you usually enter this forum?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 02:15:58 PM »

The poll question does say "or whatever other shortcut mechanism you use" - I was specifically thinking of history auto-complete.  If you enter from "bbs.freetalklive.com" then that should be a vote for "Root Index".  Sorry if I didn't make it clear.
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Re: How do you usually enter this forum?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 02:18:35 PM »

Well, I type one character (sometimes two--don't know why) but anyway, can't change it now.


Besides that, I don't decide which of the links you listed comes up...I just type the first character.  I suppose if the heuristic in Safari changed, it would pull up some other page on the BBS (currently, it happens to bring up "bbs.freetalklive.com/" but I don't know why it doesn't bring up "http://bbs.freetalklive.com/unreadreplies/" which is the most common link I click on the site.)


Guess it's worth discussing why I do it.  Apparently, because three (four?) keystrokes are easier than going to the bookmark menu.  Cmd-l, b, return.  Then I still have to click "Show new replies to your posts" if that's what I want to do.  Whatever.  Never put any thought into it.  Links I may not remember are in my bookmarks.
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Re: How do you usually enter this forum?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 02:23:07 PM »

Poll reset.


I used to have a script that took me to the "Unread Replies" page if I typed "ftl" without arguments, or to search results if I typed something after it.  Also "fsp", "nhu", "nhl", "fk", "sea", etc for other forums.

But "Unread Replies" is what makes the most sense I think.
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Re: How do you usually enter this forum?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 03:40:24 PM »

I'm such a loser that I leave it open in a tab and continually click unread  posts over and over until something that strikes my fancy pops up.
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Re: How do you usually enter this forum?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 03:46:49 PM »

I enter this forum with a combination of anticipation and dread.  :P
No bookmarks for me with this forum.  I just roam around until something strikes my fancy. 8)
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Re: How do you usually enter this forum?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011, 08:40:17 PM »

Either unread posts or updated, depending on which one I was on most recently.
I start typing "bbs.f...." and hit enter when it pops up in the window.
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Re: How do you usually enter this forum?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011, 08:47:07 PM »

Maybe this BBS needs a "random thread" feature (like Wikipedia).   :lol:
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