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Navigating DDF
« on: May 15, 2015, 03:18:07 PM »
Handy tips on navigating DDF

As Dan writes, navigating all 1,000,000 +/- posts on DDF can be daunting, but on the other hand, there are a few things that can be done to keep up with all that happens on DDF. After all, you don’t want to miss all the good stuff that goes on on DDF.

1.   Definitely sign up for a login. This will enable you to quickly see which posts have been added to since your last visit.

2.   Start at the show new replies since your last visit.  Once you read a thread, and there are no new replies there, it won’t show up there. If you are not interested in following threads on the Tech board, or the Goods for sale board, there is a way that these will not show up. (Profile/Modify Profile/Ignore board options). If a threads  become not pertinent to you, you can always check the ignore box next to that thread.

3.   If you have an issue with a particular airline or credit card, post your question there. Then if there is a new reply, you’ll see it in the ‘Show new replies to your post’.

4.   As you look at the posts, if you see some that are constantly showing near the top, this is an active thread, and it may be worthwhile to read through the first wo and last two pages of the thread.

5.   Stalk. If you see guys that you like their posts in general, by going to their profile, you can see all of their posts. Maybe they said something in a thread that you weren't following.

6.   At the bottom of the page under ‘forum Stats’ there is a link to see only the most recent posts. This sort of puts everything out of context, but its good to check it out to see whats being posted about.

7.   There are also options for getting email notifications when there are new replies or new topics posted.

8.   Enjoy!

Any other ideas? Please comment!
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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2015, 05:06:47 PM »
Good topic idea. Thanks

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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2015, 09:50:44 PM »
Thanks so much! Maybe add something about how to do a search for a particular thread instead of opening a new one for questions

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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2015, 10:12:45 PM »
Thanks so much! Maybe add something about how to do a search for a particular thread instead of opening a new one for questions
Theres a search button. Use the search using the most basic words possible. Ex. If u are searching for an car leasing thread type in "leasing" and not "whats the best place to lease a car"
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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2015, 10:18:09 PM »
Thanks so much! Maybe add something about how to do a search for a particular thread instead of opening a new one for questions
Using the advanced search is a great way to find stuff. Say you're looking for info about SPG transfers, you enter "Starwood transfer" & check off one of the "options". Or say you remember a DDF'er talking about a certain topic, you enter that topic in the search & the DDF'er "by user".

Or just post here

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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2015, 10:20:27 PM »
Follow on tapatalk i find out much easier to follow and see where the activity is then on a computer

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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2015, 11:16:48 PM »
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2015, 11:32:22 PM »
Follow on tapatalk i find out much easier to follow and see where the activity is then on a computer
Ok. I havent really used tapatalk. What are the main features you find helpful?
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2015, 11:41:12 PM »
Ok. I havent really used tapatalk. What are the main features you find helpful?
First of all i find the design just much nicer or pleasant to read if that makes any sense. . but the main thing i like about tapatalk is the timeline puts all the boards In to one list andn orders there's by most recent posts and it shows the newest post in each thread as opposed to the first in each...

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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2015, 11:53:51 PM »
Follow on tapatalk i find out much easier to follow and see where the activity is then on a computer
+1

It basically works like the unread since last visit page, but I like the layout a lot better when I'm on a mobile device.

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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2015, 10:00:45 AM »
New member here. Does anyone know if there is a subscribe function? Like in Flyertalk, I can subscribe to a sub-forum, and will get an email update of the new posts daily/weekly. Sort of like your "View the most recent posts on the forum" function, but more focus on a particular sub forum, and with email notification.

Edited: the notify button only email me if there is a new THREAD is created, which for sub-forum like Credit Card for example, is not extremely useful. I am interested in what's going on on the existing thread.

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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2015, 10:04:36 AM »
You can hit the notify button within a thread which will email you if there's a new post in that thread.
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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2015, 10:05:03 AM »
New member here. Does anyone know if there is a subscribe function? Like in Flyertalk, I can subscribe to a sub-forum, and will get an email update of the new posts daily/weekly. Sort of like your "View the most recent posts on the forum" function, but more focus on a particular sub forum, and with email notification.

Edited: the notify button only email me if there is a new THREAD is created, which for sub-forum like Credit Card for example, is not extremely useful. I am interested in what's going on on the existing thread.
Click it in the thread you want.

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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2015, 10:44:09 AM »
Follow on tapatalk i find out much easier to follow and see where the activity is then on a computer

First of all i find the design just much nicer or pleasant to read if that makes any sense. . but the main thing i like about tapatalk is the timeline puts all the boards In to one list andn orders there's by most recent posts and it shows the newest post in each thread as opposed to the first in each...
+1
I find Tapatalk so much more pleasant, I barely open ddf on a computer.
I wonder what others have to say about this.

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Re: Navigating DDF
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2015, 11:15:16 AM »

+1
I find Tapatalk so much more pleasant, I barely open ddf on a computer.
I wonder what others have to say about this.

Tapatalk is more pleasant but I do find the regular forum easier to navigate