James R. Davis
Posted - 02/05/2004 : 2:20 AM
This forum provides our members with the ability to remain current with the content of the forum without having to connect to it. This facility is called 'Subscriptions' and is available for entire categories of forums as well as by forums and even by topic.
To the far right of both forum and topic lines is a set of icons that are provide single click access to your tools here. The one farthest to the right enables and disables a subscription for you. That is, if you are not already a subscriber, clicking on the icon makes you one, and if you are already a subscriber, clicking on the icon un-subscribes you.
You will receive an E-mail message notifying you of each new posting received in the forum(s)/topic(s) selected. Those E-mails are short and include a link to the referenced topic rather than a duplicate of the messages.
Thus, if nothing here has changed since your last visit you do not have to visit and be frustrated at having done so. That, as it turns out, saves both you and the system both time and effort.
Another form of subscription provided here is our RSS feature. This provides you all new messages for forums of your choice as automatic input via your e-mail system. See here for instructions.