How to Use Subscriptions and to Find New Content
There are several places to find new content on the new Home Theater Forum:
View New Content, Content I follow and My Content
View New Content
View New Content shows all new content on the site in an “activity feed style” display. This shows you all new content regardless of if you are subscribed or have participated in any of the topics (threads). The link to new content can be found above the Recent Topics and search box on the top right of the page:
Clicking on it opens up the feed showing you all new activity on the forum:
View New Content shows all new activity on the forum regardless if you have posted or subscribed to these topics (threads). A black circle means this is a topic you have never posted in and there is new content since you have last read the thread, or you have never read it. A black star means this is a topic you have posted in and there is new content since you have last read the thread. Click on the circle or star to go to the first unread post.
In addition to the link at the top of the page, you can also access New Content through a direct link.
My Content and Content I Follow
Both My Content and Content I Follow are accessed by clicking on your name in the upper right of the screen. You can select either from the menu:
My Content is just that, a listing of topics (threads) that you have either started or contributed to. It looks exactly like the View New Content feed, the only difference is you are only seeing topics you have started or posted in. A black circle means this is a topic you have never posted in and there is new content since you have last read the thread, or you have never read it. A black star means this is a topic you have posted in and there is new content since you have last read the thread. Click on the circle or star to go to the first unread post.
Content I Follow (Subscriptions)
Content I Follow is the new name for subscriptions. This is where you go to see new content for the things you are subscribed to and modify how you are notified on each individual subscribed item. You can edit them individually or check the ones on the page you want to change. Currently only items that you are following since the site migration are here, so until you change your settings to auto follow your content, or start following new threads it will look sparse. We are working on trying to import your subscriptions from the old site. The data is being analyzed to figure out the best way to map it to the new site. Hopefully it will just be another week or two.
It is accessed by clicking on your name in the upper right of the screen and selecting Content I Follow, or clicking on the Content I Follow buttons that were just added to the top and bottom of the page next to the Forum Nav buttons.
There are several ways to follow something. At the top of a forum or topic there is a follow button.
Clicking on a follow button will add it to your subscriptions and prompt you for how you want to be notified and if you want to be seen following the topic.
You can also automatically follow topics you start of post in and have a lot of control over you subscriptions by going to the Notification Options tab in your My Settings. You can access this by either clicking on your name in the upper right of the screen, and selecting My Settings and then Notification Options, an options link on the top of the popup menu that appears when you click on your notification icon next to your name (see bottom pic), or through this direct link: Notification Options
You can auto follow topics and posts by checking the box under Topics & Posts and specifying your default notification preferences. You can change preferences for individual content by going to the Content I Follow page accessed by the link located under your name, or by clicking on the Content I Follow buttons on the top and bottom of the screen. The default email notification options are:
- None: You are never notified via email of new content
- Immediate: You are sent an email for every new post
- Offline: You are sent a single email the first time there is new content in a thread. No other emails will be sent after that until you revisit the site
- Daily Digest: A notification email sent once per day with all your notifications
- Weekly Digest: A notification email sent once per week with all your notifications
Additionally you can specify what you want to receive via email and what you want to be notified of on-site. Your site notification icon is located next to your name in the upper right corner.
Clicking on it will give you a popup menu of your current notifications with links to take you your notification page or change your notification options.
NOTE: We are still working on importing your subscriptions from the old site. In the meantime feel free to subscribe to all the new continent you want.