Some ideas for making the most of the Forum: favorite posts and linking to specific posts

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 30 2010 2:49 AM

The Forum "Add this post as a favorite" feature is kind of lame. There's no way to organize or sort your favorites or search through them, so if you've got a lot of them they become hard to make much use of. But I have a better idea:

Use Favorites in Logos! You can drag the URL for a post or thread from your browser into Favorites, and rename it to something that will help you remember why you wanted to flag it. Organize them into folders as you like, e.g. "Helpful Posts," "To Answer," "Bugs I've Reported," etc.

Incidentally, in case you hadn't discovered how to get the "permalink" or direct URL for a post somewhere within a thread (as opposed to the thread itself), you can click on the little icon that looks like a page with the corner folded over, next to the author's name:

That will bring that post to the top of your browser window and put the permalink URL for it into the address bar of your browser, from which you can copy and paste it to use elsewhere in the forum (if you want to link to a particular post) or drag it to your Favorites as I've mentioned above.

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 30 2010 3:04 AM

You're right, the forum favorites is rather limited. Putting forum links into Logos is a great idea! To be most helpful I have a text file of links to commonly requested information. I find it's the easiest way to find and copy links into posts for other people.

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 30 2010 3:08 AM

YesBeerYes

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 30 2010 3:09 AM

YesBeerYes

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 30 2010 3:44 AM

what a great idea!

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For help go to the Wiki: http://wiki.logos.com/Table_of_Contents__

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 30 2010 6:17 AM

WOW, that's a great idea.  I can't wait till Monday!

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