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#1 JoeRhyno

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

Hey all, I was just wondering, how people use the boards when they log in. I don't mean this to be snoopy, or anything like that. I was just wondering, and mainly to get a sense how others do it, but what do you do after you log in? Do you go to your profile, see who commented on your posts?Do you have a certain section bookmarked, and only go there? Do you just start clicking sections that you like and then threads that you like? Do you just come here for one reason, and that's it, or do you linger, and next thing you know, 2 hours went by and you still haven't done the dishes like you said you would(oops)?



I was just wondering and thought I'd just out right ask and see what you guys did.



When I first log in, I take care of any messages or new activity that pops up on the top right little box. I then check the status updates. After that, I tend to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the main page right above the names of the users that are online, there's a clickable link:


Today's active content



I click that, and see all the recent topics, and then from there, I click on through and see what has been said. Then if I'll search the boards and certain sections if there was an older topic I was looking for.

I actually just started using the active content link late last year, I'm not sure if it was always there, but I thought it was a cool option and now I use it everyday. That's kind of what led to this whole topic, just wondering what other people did when they came here. Thanks in advance..



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#2 Dragon66

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

I pop in, check the 3-6 forums that I frequent, see if there is anything that I would like to comment on, and move along.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

I try to come on every 1 or 2 days, surf around and post when applicable.

#4 Wheeljack35

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:27 PM

If I get pm's that where I go first then I hit the forums

#5 synch

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

yup pm then forums i generally just scroll through & there are certain topics i like to check on generally i start with tf or motu & then hit general... didn't even know you could just that option you posted though kind of cool

#6 synch

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

in fact how do you even get to taht option ?

#7 JoeRhyno

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

I'm on my phone right now synch, so I can't take a screenshot or anything, but if you go to the main forum page,scroll all the way down to the bottom where it shows the members that are online, if you look right above their names, you'll see a couple of links, the first one is the active topics one,the other one shows moderators, one is top posters, etc. Hope that helps,if not, I'll see if I can take a screen capture of the area and highlight the link when I get home.

#8 synch

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

got it thanks :) never noticed that before ... @loll@

#9 EvilHayato

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

Ive been much less diverse in my thread choices nowadays so I typically check out most of the video game related topics and occasional marvel anymore. Action Figure collecting has slowed down significantly for me lately due to prices and lack of quality and anything exciting. Not like they used to be at least. :\

#10 synch

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

Ive been much less diverse in my thread choices nowadays so I typically check out most of the video game related topics and occasional marvel anymore. Action Figure collecting has slowed down significantly for me lately due to prices and lack of quality and anything exciting. Not like they used to be at least. :\


same here I esem to be focusing more lately less on toys & more on comics & mtg :) with toys its like ... price is either too high & its not worth the price or the price is too high because its way up there in quality like 3rd party tf ...

#11 nevermore

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:41 AM

I lurk now more than actively post. I come on, check the DC section, then the wrestling section and finally the General Discussion and see if I have anything to add in any of those. Thats about it now.

#12 Da Top Cat

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:38 AM

I visit the site itself every day and if I see a thread title on the sidebar that looks interesting, I click on it.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

Well, usually it depends on what I'm building. Then I have to decide what measurements I want, 2x4, 1x4, etc. And when I'm buying them, I check for bowing and knots. I usually get them pre-treated, although they're a little more expensive that way...

Oh, you meant the message boards! @smilepunch@ I'm just kidding man...no, I just log in and check my favorite spots, although that's different now since some of them have been combined. My top ones are G.I. Joe, Star Wars, Transformers, DC, Marvel, and General Discussion. I wander into the Masters of the Universe one every now and then, but it's not a regular, and of course I'll check my messages right away whenever I get any. I sometimes do a quick "drive-by", then other times it's like you said Joe...before I know it two hours are gone and I wonder where they went. (lol)

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:43 PM

to read link that they post on the fb page lol

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

I start off checking JediInsider, then the forums; Star Wars, DC, 'General Discussion', and then, anything that looks interesting (either 'headlines' or 'last post')

#16 revsears

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

I hop straight to the Joe forums first, then occasionaly hit up DC, Marvel or the General discussion, depends on my time. I'm currently working on a paper for college, so I'm reading and typing more than i should, and that happens a lot!




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