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Chevette Girl
01-08-2011, 02:58 PM
Hi, I would really like to know how/if this tool actually works.

I love this site and all the information herein but I find it very difficult to find things, I'm slowly learning tricks with the search tools but one thing I can't get it to do is spit out all my Brewlog posts so I can update or add new brewlogs, last time I tried, I entered my user name and told it to search that forum, and it came up with no hits so I don't even know for sure that I'm using that tool correctly. Eventually I resorted to having it sort the Brewlog by starter's username and figuring out approximately what page I'm on, which kind of works but isn't really optimal... but at least I know whether or not I've actually made a brewlog for a batch, instead of not knowing whether I got the search term right...

And any thread that I think I might later want to use as reference, I add to my browser's favourites/bookmarks but it'd be nice if I had some way in-forum of tagging them so I can go back to the information instead of taking ten minutes to come up with the right search terms (sometimes it's a broad subject and I can't figure out how to narrow it down, for example, it always takes me a couple tries to find the post about sweetening sparkling mead where I outline a procedure I found to do it with stabilization).

I was poking around today and looked in the Thread Tools and saw an "Add to Favorites", so I'm thinking, "Hey, this is just what I need so I can find stuff again!" but I can't figure out how to access the list of favourites, and when I looked in the Board FAQ (http://www.gotmead.com/forum/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_usage#faq_vb3_thread_tools), I think maybe it hasn't been updated because it doesn't have the same list of options and searching the Board FAQ for "favorite" (yes, I spelled it the US way) gives me something about polls, which near as I can tell aren't an option anymore anyway.

How do I look at things I've marked "favourite"?

Is there a better way to tag things so I can find them again without wishing vile things upon the forum's search tool?

Medsen Fey
01-08-2011, 03:42 PM
Along the top row of links (where the search, new post, member list, glossary and stuff are) toward the left side you'll see favorites and when you select favorites a drop down will include complete list of favorites and when you select that it will take you to a screen that will show all the threads you've selected as favorites. This is a very useful tool and I use it to keep track of a number of threads that address commonly asked questions.

If you want to find your brewlogs, you can use the advance search, and your user name as author, then choose find threads started by user (right below your name). Then narrow it to the brewlogs, and it will pull up all brewlogs started by you. You can use this same approach to pull up brewlogs by Oskaar so you can see all of his as well.

Chevette Girl
01-08-2011, 07:23 PM
Along the top row of links (where the search, new post, member list, glossary and stuff are) toward the left side you'll see favorites and when you select favorites a drop down will include complete list of favorites and when you select that it will take you to a screen that will show all the threads you've selected as favorites. This is a very useful tool and I use it to keep track of a number of threads that address commonly asked questions.

Right under my nose as usual, thanks! :rolleyes: ... I'm sure I looked there and didn't see it... twice...

That will make life SO much easier...


If you want to find your brewlogs, you can use the advance search, and your user name as author, then choose find threads started by user (right below your name). Then narrow it to the brewlogs, and it will pull up all brewlogs started by you. You can use this same approach to pull up brewlogs by Oskaar so you can see all of his as well.

See, that's exactly what I did and it returned no hits, so I don't know if I'm somehow inept or it just hates me... I just tried it again and it worked... jury's still out on whether it hates me (gmail sure does) or whether I'm inept... :p