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#1 spycake

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:34 AM

Out of curiosity, how do folks here prefer to monitor and participate in game threads? I've tried during the season's first week, but it seems cumbersome -- I have to constantly manually refresh the page to look for new posts, if I make a new post I have to scroll back to read other posts I may have missed while typing/submitting (and when we all post after a particular event this happens a lot), sometimes I even have to jump back a page if my post went on a new page, etc.

Maybe this is part of the game thread experience (and it certainly is a more casual affair than regular forum threads), but this seems like the kind of thing that real-time chat would be good for? I saw Nick had a separate real-time chat for Friday, but that seemed like a very different thing from the game threads.

Not a big deal, and I probably shouldn't get sucked into this anyway (I waste enough time on the regular threads here!), just curious how others were participating.

#2 JB_Iowa

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:57 AM

Sometimes the easiest thing is to click back into the Minnesota Twins forum and then use the arrow to take you to the last post you'd read.

I've done both that and "refreshed" depending on how long it is between comments.

Refresh works best for shorter time periods and making it more of a conversation. Going out to the forum and then clicking on the down arrow next to the thread title works best if it has been awhile since I posted.

#3 ashburyjohn

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:16 AM

The paint is worn off of my F5 key, if that is of any guidance.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:45 AM

Settings > General Settings > Number of posts to show per page. Change to max. That helps.

edit: I'd add, that every live chat free for all I've ever participated in moved hopelessly fast. Way too fast for me to keep up, while also watching the game, esp. when you have 10-20 participants or more.

#5 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

I click the thread title at the top to refresh, then click on 'view first unread.' Unlike Willi's suggestion above, I keep the post-count per page to 20 in order to scroll to the top more quickly. <shrug> Just gotta try a bunch of different things to find what works best for you. And yeah, sometimes a lot goes by between posts, but sometimes you just have to post anyway because we're all in the same boat. But not being a computer savvy person, I'm not sure if there is a 'technical fix' to this. When Brock is back from drinking tons o' rum on vacation, maybe he can figure something out to make game threads a little less ... cumbersome?
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#6 Guest_USAFChief_*

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:30 PM

I just post drivel every 30 seconds or so. No need to refresh that way.

#7 Winston Smith

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:42 PM

Out of curiosity, how do folks here prefer to monitor and participate in game threads? I've tried during the season's first week, but it seems cumbersome -- I have to constantly manually refresh the page to look for new posts, if I make a new post I have to scroll back to read other posts I may have missed while typing/submitting (and when we all post after a particular event this happens a lot), sometimes I even have to jump back a page if my post went on a new page, etc.

Maybe this is part of the game thread experience (and it certainly is a more casual affair than regular forum threads), but this seems like the kind of thing that real-time chat would be good for? I saw Nick had a separate real-time chat for Friday, but that seemed like a very different thing from the game threads.

Not a big deal, and I probably shouldn't get sucked into this anyway (I waste enough time on the regular threads here!), just curious how others were participating.


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#8 twinsnorth49

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:08 PM

I'm with Chief, who cares about keeping up. Just post what you're thinking and if it makes no sense to the current conversation, you're right on track.