How to find the 'What you got today' thread?

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How to find the 'What you got today' thread?

The ‘What you got today’ thread, that started in 2011, is one of my favourite threads, because of the great subject that attracts interesting posts and because it has been running for so long already.

But whenever I want to post something in it, it is an impossible job to find it because the BLF search function does not pick it up for me, even if you search for the literal title of the thread. Why does the search function miss it?

I managed to find it by screening the recent posts and found it on page 18 Tired . Is there a better way?

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“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”   (Gus Speth)

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Need some practice memorising, but entering the author’s name could result in a successful search?

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On BLF Recent Posts, click on "Replies" until the threads with the most posts are listed first.

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Subscribe to it and find it under your subscriptions list?

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raccoon city wrote:

On BLF Recent Posts, click on “Replies” until the threads with the most posts are listed first.


Hey, that works! Number 3 in the list nowadays. Thanks raccoon.

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“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”   (Gus Speth)

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Mike C wrote:
Subscribe to it and find it under your subscriptions list?

That makes you get emailnotices forever I guess.

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“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”   (Gus Speth)

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Oh, you are one of those that have email notifications on? Ok then, I take it back.

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Mike C wrote:
Oh, you are one of those that have email notifications on? Ok then, I take it back.
I turned off sub’d threads emailing long ago. so now I just check “subscribed threads with unread posts” daily.

For those who want to get email notification maybe BLF could add an option to toggle on email notification for each subscribed thread individually, (put a button for it next to the subscribe button?)

Keep the main email check box in account edits, but have it disable only the threads you didn’t turn on emails.

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Add it to your bookmarks.

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l wonder why it can’t be “found “ by the search function…while the other threads can…so that is the question, and very valid one at that.

While the other suggestions are also helpful, I just hope this thread can also be found the “traditional” way.

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if you posted in the thread you can just view your posts and find it, find user menu on the left, click my account, then view posts.

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Put the link in your OP so that when you use the search function you can find this thread again and just click the link in your own thread Smile

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I like raccoon’s solution best, it is quick, I do not have to arrange things (I’m not very good at that), and if everyone keeps posting their new stuff in the thread it will stay near the top of the ‘most posts’ list LOL

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“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”   (Gus Speth)

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cm2010 solution probably best tho just bookmark the page in your browser favorites

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I just look on your profile djozz.

You seem to have a high percentage of very popular and relevant threads LOL

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that is strange, I just searched for “What you got today”

It showed me this thread, and the What you mode today thread. hmmm

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My guess is that he may have changed the name of the thread and the search won’t pick that up .. just a guess but i suppose the theory could be easily tested …Na…Why mess up a good idea with facts .

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