How do you look through the forums? - The Planted Tank Forum
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browse mainly by going from forum to forum 40 59.70%
browse mainly by using the new posts feature 28 41.79%
browse by mainly using the search feature 4 5.97%
who cares, I'm just here to buy and sell stuff 0 0%
other 0 0%
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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-22-2014, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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How do you look through the forums?

I'm super curious about this. I've never really considered that there are a few different ways to browse tpt. How you guys view content is suddenly very interesting to me. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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I just go through the new posts...unless I want to look at tank journals, in which case I go to that forum and click on a random page number, haha.
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new posts, then I check local forums and viv/rip/palu if any news posts!


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Mostly new posts although when board I scroll threw pages of the DIY looking for something interesting to try
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This is interesting. I all of a sudden feel like the minority. I pretty much go through all threads in the subject areas that interest me. I've never cared for the new posts feature.
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Usually in this order:

1) nano tanks
2) low tech
3) aquascaping
3) general discussion
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I usually go the forums I am more interested in and look at the threads on the first page.
Click on the ones that sound interesting.

General (ponds and aquarium sections), Ferts, Substrate, DIY, are usually the first ones I look at.
'scaping and Fish are also up there.
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I go to the forums, then usually start with DIY forum and look at the un-read post listings to see what I might find interesting. From there I go backwards through the other forums, stopping at the ones that currently have my interest. I used to use the new posts listings but that became too time consuming for me to continue.

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I check the forum always in this order:
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General
and then whatever catches my eye.

I've never considered checking New Posts and probably never will.

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Now this is an interesting topic, lol. I never thought of how everyone views threads here either. Me, I go from forum to forum and I look for both new and old post that I can add my 2 cents to first and interesting topics second. Mainly its subject matters that I have had some type of experience with or thru all my researches, I have gained a little knowledge from. I typically don't go into threads in which I have nothing to add and rarely do I go past the first 4-5 pages. I try to read all the post before commenting so that I can be up to date on what position everyone has.

My primary order is:
General Discussion - Always first
Low-tech - I just recently started going there a few weeks ago
Equipment
Substrate
Aquascaping
DIY

When I am really bored, I will circle back to my secondary forums:
Fish
Plants
Algae
Lighting

Whenever I actually start setting up tanks, I will add Tank Journals, Fertilizers and the For Sale/Trade thread to the primary forums list.

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Oh wow. The forum to forum folks are gaining some steam. At first, it was like 10-1 the other way. Interesting.
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It depends if I'm on my phone (tapatalk) or on my desktop.

On my phone I go strictly by New Posts but on my desktop I jump around forums I'm interested in.


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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-24-2014, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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You what I find funny? All the people that used the "new posts" answered before the forum to forum folks.

Anyway, hoping for more numbers here.
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