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!

Robert Pavich

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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Pat1001 | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 21 2018 8:46 AM

I don’t understand how you do that?  I’m new to the forums.  How would you make a text file in the forums?  Or are you saying you make a Word doc and insert the url’s to your favorite posts?  Then you organize the Urls somehow in your document?

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 21 2018 11:56 AM

Pat1001:

I don’t understand how you do that?  

Question: do you know how to bookmark a web page?  Someplace your browser allows you to save bookmarks. 

As she says click on "the little icon that looks like a page with the corner folded over, next to the author's name:"  

Then click on save bookmark in your browser.  You have just saved that page in the logos forum as a bookmark.

Then you use your browser to sort and keep your  favorite posts.   

Yes, You could also save those same urls into an Excel sheet or a database program to 'remember' them

And welcome to the forum.  

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