I kept the email notifications, but set up a filter in Gmail so that they automatically get tagged bypass my inbox. That way, if I see the number of emails with that tag has increased, I know there's been some new activity on the board, but my inbox doesn't get cluttered...
It occurs to me -- is there any way to change the nature of the email notifications? Currently, I get notified with a link to the comment or message. Would it be possible to include some or all of the test of the comment or message in the notification? That would improve their utility a bit.
One thing I've noticed recently: having two boards and some uncertainty about their future seems to have sent a lot of Legionnaires to the sidelines. It seems like there's never more than a handful logged on at either site when I visit these days.
I'm starting to come up with a workable solution to my missing the "unread since last visit" function. First, I hit Forum, and select discussion. That lists the discussions in order of most recently replied to. (Was this just revised, Rich? I'm noticing a second dropdown menu. If so, thanks!)
After I get done with those, I click on groups, and arrange *them* by latest activity. This take more memory on my part -- when was the last time I was on, and what had I read then? -- but I'm usually able to click on all new stuff with few missteps.
Apologies if this is blindingly obvious to everyone. I'm just trying to build my own habits in the way that serves me best.
OK, now that I've tried that approach and it seems to confirm my earlier observations ...
Do you Mods have a way of tracking posting activity over here? Activity at the Old Board has slowed to a pathetic trickle since the New Board opened up ... but I don't see anything going on over here that really comes close to the activity over there in the days or weeks immediately prior to opening the New Board. I seem to be able to (literally) go days at a time without visiting over here, but the "Latest Activity" (or whatever you call them) results show hours, if not days, between activity on the General Comics Discussion Section or any of the Groups I check. On the Old Board, that would have resulted in pages of "Unread since last visit" threads.
Am I just not visiting any of the hot spots? Or are even the folks who say they prefer this New Board using it less than the Old Board?
I'm cross-posting this over at the Old Board for the benefit of ... well, me and Jeff of Earth-J, I guess.