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    Sticky Threads

    Do you pass by sticky threads and go straight to the updated threads? Often times i don't even look at the sticky threads so i never noticed when a new post has been added.

    What's your vote: Are Sticky Threads effective in attracting attention, or no?

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    I'm still learning much of the fonctionalities of the (any) forum. So I don't really understand what sticky threads really do... So I guess I'm not really using them.

    I mainly monitor the "What's new" tab, or go to the "New Posts" page to check updates of particular threads.

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    I ignore the stickies but most of what I read gets pulled from the "What's New" tab so I read all of the new posts regardless of their thread source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph View Post
    I'm still learning much of the fonctionalities of the (any) forum. So I don't really understand what sticky threads really do... So I guess I'm not really using them.

    I mainly monitor the "What's new" tab, or go to the "New Posts" page to check updates of particular threads.

    Still learning, slowly but surely...
    A "sticky" keeps the thread at the top of the page regardless of when the last post was made. All other threads get bumped to the top every time there is a new reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    A "sticky" keeps the thread at the top of the page regardless of when the last post was made. All other threads get bumped to the top every time there is a new reply.
    I figured something like that. Thanks for the explanation. Will look into it. Might just be very useful!
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    I only click on 'new posts' when I come on here......if this does not pull up a new post it does not exist to me.....
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    I do overlook the stickies quite a lot. I get used to them being there so I never bother to check half the time.
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    I guess I "tune them out"... They don't really draw my attention. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    I only click on 'new posts' when I come on here......if this does not pull up a new post it does not exist to me.....
    yup.

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    I usually browse by catagory and pick thread titles that catch my eye. Sometimes overlook sticky but try to take a look at the threads. I like PS Friday being there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    I only click on 'new posts' when I come on here......if this does not pull up a new post it does not exist to me.....



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    Glad this was brought up. I was a little hesitant to ask if I was using the forum "correctly". Early on I somehow saved a shortcut to the Activity Stream so every post show up, abbreviated, and I catch up from the last one I read. Sticky's don't show unless someone posts there. I recently subscribed to a thread, although I really don't know what difference that makes Appreciate any insight

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    They are part of the scenery to me. But they function like an appendix when i'm looking up a rule.
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    When I've modded other forums we always used Stickies for topics that we knew were going to be asked over and again, they are designed to keep the forum tidy, by not asking members to repeat what has already been said and to collate all relevant/best answers in one thread on the topic. If there was a specific piece of info on this forum say about private stock, i'd goto to the private stock sticky 1st before starting a thread.

    e.g how to setup a guitar or how to bias a amp (this was on the Marshall JVM forum (very unfreindly forum) so everyone was using the same amp)

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    I've been a vBulletin admin since it was first released and was an admin on multiple sites running UBB before that. There are some cool features included with vBulletin that most people don't even know about, although the admins on some sites choose not to activate all the features for various reasons.

    For instance, look near the top of the thread. You'll see a gray bar with some links that say "Thread Tools, Search Thread, Rate this Thread, Display." There are some interesting features in there that can be customized to help tailor your browsing experience in a way that's better for the way you use a forum. You can subscribe to threads and then read those threads from within your user profile page.

    One of the most overlooked tools is the "Display" function. Click on that and you will see some links that say something like Linear, Hybrid, Threaded. These are alternative views that change the way the forum displays threads. If you're used to reading forums with a "threaded" layout, then you'll want to check that out as it can be useful.

    Two of the more important core features of vBulletin, the Groups function and the user blogs function, have been disabled by the admins here on the PRS forum. That's just the way they chose to set it up. But the user blogs is something I wish they would activate because it's great fun. That allows each user to have their own private blog which is integrated right into the forum suite. That can be really cool for sharing "project-type" information with lots of photos (say a guitar restoration of an old PRS guitar) or posting musings and thoughts that might not really fit neatly into the main forum structure. vBulletin has a built-in feature which then dsiplays all the latest and greatest blog posts from the members along the side of the forum in a sidebar. That way you can see what members are posting in their personal "PRS" blog. The blogs can be activated very easily with a few settings in the control panel, and I hope the admins will consider doing that (if you need any help I would be more than happy to assist).

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    There are sticky threads? New posts guy here too.

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