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  1. Mar 28, 2010 #1
    Several other V bulletin forums I know have a

    'Thread Tools' option at the head of a thread.

    I can't see this function here, but would like to monitor some threads (add a subscription) where I do not have anything to add.
     
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  3. Mar 28, 2010 #2

    Doc Al

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    The 'thread tools' option is supported here.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2010 #3
    Thanks Doc

    Seems a pity the only way I can monitor a thread where I might learn something is to add something fatuous to that thread.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2010 #4

    Doc Al

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    :confused:

    The thread tools option is available here on PF.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2010 #5

    Redbelly98

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    I think I see the problem.

    PF_ThreadTools.gif
     
  7. Mar 28, 2010 #6

    Doc Al

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    Genius! :cool:
     
  8. Mar 28, 2010 #7
    But I am not seeing this - I did when I first joined but tools have disappeared?
    I can't see any settings the the user CP for this.
     

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  9. Mar 28, 2010 #8
    For some reason you are missing the header of the post. What version of IE is that?
     
  10. Mar 28, 2010 #9
    It's pretty well up to date.
     

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  11. Mar 28, 2010 #10
    And yet the tools function is available on my screen on this thread?
     

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  12. Mar 28, 2010 #11

    Moonbear

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    That thread seems to be starting on post #6. :confused: I think it's a glitch with the display of that thread (was it by any chance started during our downtime the past couple of days), not with the thread tools.
     
  13. Mar 28, 2010 #12
    No I can see all the posts, I just have my preferences set to last - first.
     
  14. May 6, 2010 #13
    I think I have finally understood, so for the benefit of others

    The thread tools option only appears in the bar of post#1 (the original post) in a thread.

    Although it is possible to live with this, other V-Bulletin based forums allow it more generally and this facility is very useful.

    Moreover thanks to all those who tried to help: it is clear that this fact is not well known even amongst more senior members (no criticism intended) so I would invite the moderators/ administrators to consider the situation.
     
  15. May 6, 2010 #14

    lisab

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    That's how I have mine set too, and the thread tools are every n*16 +1 posts. So scroll down a bit and they'll be there.
     
  16. May 6, 2010 #15
  17. May 6, 2010 #16
    Here is a screenshot from another forum (an elecronics one with a similar mission statement to PF, hosted by University of Toronto).

    The Thread Tools option is in a bar immediately above the first or last post depending upon display order. It is always there by popular request on this forum.
     

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