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sleepy
Jun 12th, 2009, 07:49 AM
Is there any way to save threads in stead of going back and trying to find the thread at a later time? When I need the information later it gets flustrating to try and go back and remember where the thread was. I have printed off a few things, but with all the information in this website, I really would like to try and save a few trees!:chuckle1

ClearlyCoated
Jun 12th, 2009, 08:07 AM
If I find a thread of particular interest, I e-mail the hyper-linked title of the thread to myself and save it in a folder. For example: a way to save threads (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=325970#post325970)

I simply copy the thread title (already hyperlinked) paste it into the subject line of my e-mail and paste it again in the text body of the e-mail and send it to myself. Once it arrives in my inbox, I move the it to a sub-folder labeled "Meguiars".

Mike Phillips
Jun 12th, 2009, 08:13 AM
I do something even simpler and that's to bookmark a thread I want to keep track of in a folder called MOL Threads in my browser's favorites list.

Kind of simple but works.


:)

Ivan Rajic
Jun 12th, 2009, 08:18 AM
Is there any way to save threads in stead of going back and trying to find the thread at a later time? When I need the information later it gets flustrating to try and go back and remember where the thread was. I have printed off a few things, but with all the information in this website, I really would like to try and save a few trees!:chuckle1

I'm not sure if you've tried subscribing to the thread... I set my options so every thread I post in will get a subscription, and is later easy to find... when you end up with 100s of subscriptions it gets tedious sometimes to look through the threads to find the one you want, but it's still much easier than searching the gazillion threads on the whole forum.... if you're saying that you subscribe to threads and still hate looking for them, then ignore this post.

sleepy
Jun 12th, 2009, 08:20 AM
Thanks guys, I guess I never really paid that much attention to the tread tools, but now I know!!

10degreesbtdc
Jun 12th, 2009, 11:49 AM
To expand on what Mike does, I bookmark in a folder by category. For example: threads about products go in a bookmarks folder named Products. Procedures or Techniques in a Procedures bookmark folder, etc. All folders are in a main folder named Detailing. I also have Business, Tools, Supplies and other folders for all the sites, pages and threads having to do with those categories. It's easier to save a bookmark than it is to search again for a site, product, tool, thread or whatever that you've already taken the time to find once already.

As with anything you do on a computer, backup often and to an external disk or drive if possible. If your PC crashes or your browser crashes you may lose all your bookmarks. :furious1The new version of Firefox seems to not save new bookmarks after closing the browser session unless I go to: Bookmarks>Organize Bookmarks>Import and Backup>Backup>Save before closing the browser. I've read others are having the same problem.

Eddie6th
Jun 12th, 2009, 02:35 PM
I havn't saved any threads as yet.I normally find them okay.

Could you not just copy the section and paste it into a blocconote,then folder?

J. A. Michaels
Jun 12th, 2009, 03:33 PM
These are great tips. I have to start doing this. Great info, thanks.will