tedster - 7:26 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Is there any way to set it so the alerts take you right to the new posts?
It's not currently a feature here. There's a technical challenge, in that each member can set their "posts per page" differently in their ControlPanel. However, if you use the "Reset last read pointers" link at the top right, then only posts that are new to you will show their time/date stamp in bold characters. Currently, that reset affects the entire forum and not just one thread.
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