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Topic: Is there a way to subscribe to a forum, rather than to a thread?

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Subject: Is there a way to subscribe to a forum, rather than to a thread?
Date Posted: 9/22/2010 7:25 PM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2010
Posts: 262
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I know that you can subscribe to a thread, getting notification when posts are added. I would like, however, to subscribe to a whole forum, getting notification every time a post is added.

This is because I follow the "Foreign Language" forum, which has very few posts. I would like to see new posts as soon as possible, but it's depressing to scroll waaay down the page every day and see that nothing has been added (the latest post was 9/6). Occasionally I get excited because the date has changed - and then I realize that my eye slipped a line and it was the "Fantasy" forum instead.

Does anyone know if this is possible? Thanks!

Date Posted: 9/23/2010 1:14 AM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2009
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As far as I can tell you can only watch a topic, not a forum. My suggestion to you would be set your PBS bookmark to http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/forum.php?f=105, which is the Foreign Language forum, instead of http://www.paperbackswap.com. It's not a member's only forum (so you can see it right off the bat) and whenever you use you Favorite/Bookmark to PBS you'll see if there is anything new, other wise use the login at the top as do you usual here. Used to be (for me) I could just log in with one click, but I have to hit login now and it's = to the same amount of work as normal. :)

Date Posted: 9/23/2010 8:16 AM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2010
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Oh, that's a good idea that I hadn't thought of! I keep my bookmark on my account page rather than the main page and stay logged on all the time so that's not an issue. I'll probably add a second bookmark and use it when I feel like it.

Thanks so much!