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    how to you view AP?

    I have been pondering this for a while...

    When you are on AP, how do you view the site and it photos?

    1. Do you go to 'forum', click on each selection (Abstract, Macro, Nature etc) and then view the images that way?

    2. Or do you click on 'forum' then view the newest photos that are on the r/h side?

    3. Or do you click 'New Posts' and just view things that are the newest regardless if it is a photo or a discussion?

    4. Or only view the selections that appeal to you (landscape, mono etc)

    5. Or if all has been seen, do you ever go back - way back - and view photos that you may have missed?

    I know I do all of the above but I mainly use no. 2 & 3! Maybe no.5 if I have alot of time on my hands

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    I use New Posts primarily.
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    No4 then No2 mainly, depends on the time of day/night. If at work, it's always on, so I tend to get out of my comfort zones and nosey around abit.
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    I usually use new posts most of the time unless i'm looking for something specific.
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    #3 almost exclusively, unless I am looking for something in particular.
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    #2 for me then I hit the Macro Forum, Wildlife, Pets/Zoo After that I Look for posts that have no replies
    Then My Threads as I have to answer them.. When I am having a lazy day I do #5 also as there are great threads on AP I still have not read.

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    Mostly check the right hand side first ( cant say do no 2 that sounds baaad ) the head off and then check each forum ..........or I have done a search first thing if I am after info on a particular subject

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    Always #3, never know what interesting things will pop up there
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    None of the above!!

    I use the RSS feed of all new threads and just look at those as they come in. If I'm interested in a thread I'll click on it, go and look, comment or not, and subscribe to it. Then if there are any new posts to that thread it will come up in my subscribed threads page (the settings button at the top of the screen). I rarely go into the forum menus or use the 'new posts' button. I will sometimes when I remember go into the 'unanswered threads' search and have a look there to see if I can help someone that hasn't had CC.
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    RSS feeds? thats interesting..I use to do that with another type of forum but found it more consuming.

    hahahha - rickstew - that is soooo funny. Didn't get it at first until I read it like "I do no. 2"!!!!!!

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    There are many aids to navigating AP and taming the volume of information.
    These have been centralised under the AP Extras menu item:

    • New Posts - what it says ... new posts unread by you
    • Un-answered Threads - threads without replies, use this to comment on others photos as the first reply
    • New in Members' Photos - just the new posts in the photo's area
    • Today's Posts - what it says
    • Important library books - another way into the Library
    • AusPhotography Gallery
    • AusPhotography Shop
    • AusPhotography Sponsors
    • My Posts - your posts in descending date/time order
    • My Threads - your Thread in descending date/time order based on last post
    • Threads I Posted In - what it says
    • My Competitions - what is says (Comps you entered)
    • Subscribed Threads - what it says
    • Open Contacts Popup
    • Mark Forums Read - make everything as if you read it, makes the New Posts empty
    • Composition Tool - handy tool
    • Search with Google - handy to search AP

    You also have the search functions on the top right of the page.
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    i go new post in the top bar then normally go to the sports section in forums. on the odd occasion i will look at f/stop.
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    As I check the site 2-3 times a day, I use the side bar for new posts. I don't miss many. I'm not into birds unless if the title is interesting. Macro, hardly ever. Generally I'll check landscapes, people and sport.
    Site matters, Fstop, Competitions, and Out of focus are always on my list to view.
    What narks me about the sidebar at times is members that start several threads with just one image in each. I never comment or give CC on any of these, because I find it wasteful.

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    I drop into Threads I've Posted In first, to see threads that I've already expressed some interest in by posting. Then I head over to the New Posts to see what's new.

    I'm not really bothered by the genre; I just look for interesting images and discussions and work with them.
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    I really like using the side-bar, it is a really handy feature I think, it has now become my main way of looking at new posts. When I do get the time to go on here, I mainly just stick to looking (and commenting if I can) in the ‘Birds’ section. I sometimes wander into the 'Landscape' section if there is an interesting title, or somewhere that is local as I find it interesting to see someone’s take on the place. If I have lots of time, I like to take the time to look through most of the sub-forums particularly macro, wildlife, night/astro, panoramic, landscapes and sometimes sport/action and transportation. Whatever catches my attention really. Also sometimes have a look in the f/stop and camera/gear sections.
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    I usually go to "Unanswered Thread" and see if I can help anyone

    Then I search the posts I have made, to see if someone updated anything

    Then go New Post

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    I got to the forums I'm particularly interested in and check out new threads or re-review older ones.
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    I view new posts but then choose people now and then and click on all their post by clicking on their name and then view threads started by them. That way I catch up with peoples photos I know because they are easily missed.
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    new posts first......then threads I subscribed to......my threads if any are fairly current or popular......unanswered posts......then ones that are popular and appeal to me as well. Thats about the order I go on. But not necessarily in that order...
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffsta View Post
    What narks me about the sidebar at times is members that start several threads with just one image in each. I never comment or give CC on any of these, because I find it wasteful.

    Geoff.
    What if they are posting photos that go in different catagories, like one is in Family, one is in Landscape and one in Transport?? They can't bunch them up together in one thread. Or should they wait and put them up one a day??

    If you feel like this, then there are probably lots of others who feel the same; then that makes peoples photos NOT being seen by quite a few people!

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