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How to find the latest response in a thread on SCN

So my new year's resolution is to do more with SCN. I've made some bookmarks for tags I follow, and I'm going to try and blog in my primary space of IDM at least monthly. But navigating around here is something of a challenge at times. When looking through the feed is there a way to jump to the most recent post? I seem to recall this was fairly easy before, but I could be mistaken.

Thanks! (and let me know if there's another tag I should be using :))

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  • Oct 13, 2017 at 08:11 PM

    There is a discussion going on right now about the virtues of having separate comments/answers. I very much hope SCN does away with this. (This question is actually a poster child for this problem - it has more comments than answers and to see them I have to expand the comments.)

    If there are just "replies" instead of comments/answers then different sort options should not be hard to implement. And it's already available for the answers.

    I believe RSS is possible for Q&A but don't remember how, calling Veselina Peykova for help.

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    Oct 16, 2017 at 02:21 PM

    I thought we were supposed to get notified by email when subscribing to tags that there had been a new posting on that tag. I had been told a long time ago this had been implemented to subscribed tags.

    Does that work yet? I haven't ever received notifications for the tags to which I am subscribed.

    Recently I saw a comment (I think it was from a platform like LinkedIn) where negative comments were posted about SAP'ers not responding to questions in as timely a manner as we used to with the older SCN system.

    The issue here, speaking as one who used to answer questions a lot, is that we are not notified when questions are posted to the tags we are subscribed to. I would love to answer questions, but am often too busy to retroactively search a tag for questions I can answer. I would like to be notifed of questions being posted to the community site that I might be able to answer.

    IMHO this is one of the FIRST capabilties that should have been created on this platform.


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    • I would love to be at least notified when someone posts another answer to a question I've answered before. Many times OP posts additional information as another answer and then no one sees it unless they happen to open the question.

      The whole communication process here still leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Oct 11, 2017 at 03:57 PM

    Unfortunately now there is no easy way to do it...

    You have to manually expand all comments for all answers and then search by user name (visible in the question list as last update)...

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  • Oct 16, 2017 at 01:35 PM

    Well, this is what I do (using Chrome):

    • Seach the page for "Comments"
    • Click any occurrence of "Comments" that is a link to hidden comments.
    • Hit F3 and repeat, until all are gone
    • When done, Search for "hours" then "days"
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  • Oct 16, 2017 at 04:45 PM

    Hello Matt,

    The best way to track new questions and blogs from your activity stream is to do the following:

    • Go to your Activity Stream:
    • Click on a Primary Tag to filter only activities from that tag
    • Click on "Questions and Answers" or "Blogs" to further isolate only important updates from that primary tag according to your needs. This filter would filter out social activities such as "likes" and "upvotes" so you can view updates such as new questions, answers, blogs, or comments

    In addition to your Activity Stream, you can also use the respective Q&A or Blog Tag pages to track such new content.

    For instance, for the latest Questions and Answers from the primary tag Using, follow these steps:

    For the latest Blogs from the primary tag Using, follow these steps:

    Former Member mentioning you here as you may find this answer helpful as well.

    Best regards,

    Sajid Amir

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