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-   -   What if I can't find my thread? (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=28991)

Hamilton 07-02-2006 10:05 AM

I wanted to touch on this topic and add to what john mentioned about
bookmarking and favorites.yngpaul mentioned In your User Cp At the top left you are
provided a control panel which allows you several options including subscribing
to a thread. Once you subscribe to a thread you will never loose it. Also
you may choose the option to recieve an email notice when someone has
commented in your thread.

Donnie McCool 11-07-2006 05:42 PM

If you get no responses to a question, is it ok to "bump" your message to the top?If so, how do you do that?

John Bridge 11-07-2006 05:52 PM

Hi Donnie, ;)

You just add something to the thread. Some folks just say "bump." :)

Donnie McCool 11-07-2006 06:35 PM

Hey John,

So that will shoot it back to the top of the New Posts?

May I ask you the question?


jdm 11-08-2006 12:31 AM


Every time a post is added to a thread, that thread goes to the top of the queue.

Higgy 11-25-2006 05:05 PM

Why are the letters on some titles BOLD and the others are not?

And I'm trying to underatand if you ask a few questions in a particular post but they don't get answered...especially as the project progresses, do you just keep replying to "bump it" to the front?
Or, include them with any new post...in the same thread so your combining old & new?

I posted "Tile On Metal"...for example.
I had questions about thinset thickness on ply to hardi base.
Two different topics no? And if I was someone looking for that answer i wouldn't search a thread that mentioned metal...

Am I out there on this?

cx 11-25-2006 06:08 PM

The titles generally appear in bold if you have not read them, Deb. Once read, they go to regular print.

We like people to keep all their questions on a single thread for a single project so the people who want to help can keep up with the progress and see what's already been asked and answered. It prevents a lot of duplication of effort on the part of the moderators and regular contributors.

If you have multiple threads on the same project you'll be getting answers in two or three places and be getting clarification questions on one that have already been addressed on another, etc.

Yes, it can make searching less efficient, but we're geared to answer the same question for the hundredth time when necessary and have been doing so for years. We've discussed doing it differently, but find that going to a "search it out yourself" or FAQ format detracts significantly from the mission to help each and every DIYer do the specific project with the specific considerations it brings.

Sometimes the responses get a little slow, especially on weekends and holidays because some of our people actually think they should have a real life aside from the forums. We try to discourage that kind of thinking, but when everyone is working for free, anarchy is difficult to avoid at times.

So, bottom line, yes, if you're not getting responses in a reasonable time, make another post and bump your thread to the top of the queue for attention. But patience is sometimes necessary. :)

Biddy Builder 01-17-2007 11:48 AM

How do I start a new thread
I'm new here (although I've been reading threads for days) and I wanted to ask a couple of questions about my project. How do I start a new thread? I couldn't find any way on the site to do that -- I promise I won't abuse the privilege. What a great site, full of generous folks. I wish other trades had sites like this -- maybe our houses would last longer.

John Bridge 01-17-2007 11:58 AM

Welcome aboard, Sally. :)

You passed it up. Click on the link above that says "Tile Forum/Advice Board." That will take you to the front page of this forum. Instead of seeing "post reply," you'll see "new thread" near the top left of the page.

Biddy Builder 01-18-2007 11:29 AM

Thanks, John.
Read your books, too. You have a nice business style -- give good value, work with integrity. When in doubt, give more, not less. Nice way to make a living as opposed to a killing. OK, now for the new thread.....

John Bridge 01-21-2007 07:58 AM

Who said tile setters make a living? Most of us just do it for the joy of it. :D

John Bridge 04-02-2007 08:10 PM

I just noticed that there are currently 31 pages of semi-current threads listed in the Advice Forum (this one). If you click on the "last" page link at the bottom of this list it will take you to Page 31. It just brings to mind the necessity of keeping track of your thread after you post it. If for some reason it isn't answered in the same day, it won't be on the first page next time you look for it. It's still there, though. We haven't thrown anything out since this forum started about seven years ago. Bookmark your thread. ;)

mdenglund 03-10-2011 12:59 PM

Hi, John,

I think I had the same issue that Bulldog mentioned... I found my thread and added another question onto the same one, but it goes all the way to the bottom, versus showing up at the top as yours did in your response to his question. Is there a way to have my additonal questions posted at the top of the thread, so there is no need to scroll through to see a new question I am asking?

Sorry if I am missing something; I am new to these things!

Any advice is appreciated; this group is tremendously helpful!!!

jgleason 03-10-2011 01:15 PM

That is the way forums work - you add a new post to an existing thread and it is appended to the bottom of the thread (all posts within the thread are in date/time stamped order).

The regulars browsing the forums either click on New Posts in the menu to see which threads have new posts or they just browse the forums where the most recently posted threads are at the top.

Once in the thread, you go to the bottom of the last page to find the new information.

Pretty standard.

Marge 03-10-2011 08:13 PM

To add to what Joe said. There is an option to view the most recent post on the top within a thread. You need to go into the User CP function (top left of page) and edit the options under Thread Viewing. :)

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