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Those were the days - when you couldn't speak Latin and Jonathan couldn't speak English!
Trudy and Jonathan (tugs forelock!) may be unilingual; but I'm multilingual!
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You beast, not letting Trudy amend it, she's hardly had time since 2009!
Tell me now Graham - how was this post (my comment) brought to your attention?
I've noticed that when I trawl VERY old posts and add an agreement or a comment then it awakes a few chosen people.
In your 'My iSpot' section there is a section called 'Changes'. If you have interacted with an observation (added a comment, agreed etc.) and then someone else adds a comment, agrees with the ID or adds a new ID then it pops up there and stays there for 30 days.
I always check 'Changes' first to see if someone is making a comment on something I've said and requires a follow up comment.
Observations from this long ago are unlikely to have many people 'linked' to them as there were not as many of us around back in 2009; so it would appear only a select few were having the observation flagged up.
Oh yes Graham (sorry) - I had that filter on since my very first post but I have noticed that new agreements, and sometimes comments, come to these posts from people who have NO other connection to the post. YOU, of course, had commented so would be flagged, so you will see THIS comment quickly - sorry, I did not make my question clear.
Also, of course, it's your ID so would now be flagged by my agreement
So then, how do the others suddenly appear? (it hasn't happened in this post yet)
Later..Gill Sinclair arrived but I now see she was an original agreer..
Ah now, There lies a great mystery that I doubt even the programmers could answer! Like Skynet in the Terminator films iSpot has grown to be such a behemoth that it has taken on a life of its own. Who knows why it does anything.
Seriously though; when you comment on an observation it, usually but not always for some reason, puts it back to the top of the list of mammal observations in people's 'unread' section. Therefore, anyone who checks their 'unread' list will see the old observations. For example, I picked this up in my 'Changes' but it was also in my 'Unread' list.
Of course I could have been right the first time . . . .
Aha, well, thanks - I have always ignored the 'Unread' and 'New' flags because, for me, there are many hundreds - actually, now I look, 2456.
So let's get this right - I am trawling history, I find a 2009 post with NO comments and NO agreements. I add a comment, perhaps an agreement. This puts up a flag in everyone's profile on the site and places that 2009 post at the top of some list - yes?
AND, because I have just added this new comment here, it's gone there again? Just now?
I have just been to 'Unread' to find this in mammals - http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/371396
Because I have never been there it has four unread (by me, not, I suppose, you) comments.
Those who clear the 'Unread' flag from their Profile (by visiting the post) sleep better - yes?
Are there many iSpotters who clear that WHOLE list, periodically - do you think? (other than ChrisBrooks)
Yes, as far as I'm aware you have it right. I don't know if anyone clears their 'Unread' list but I use it all the time to pick up on new observations, especially as I concentrate on mammals, reptiles and birds - though so many birds are added it is impossible to keep up.
Thanks Graham - that was a nice chat.
Think yourself lucky you're not Leps then!
Me? Well, I am lucky because, just now, I'm into Marines!
Good wishes then..
unread hey, now there's a feature I hadn't noticed before although I seen to have all sorts of groups in there not sure how to find the marine ones don't think I could cope with searching through all the inverts!
As for speaking latin I still don't really manage for land dwelling stuff so thanks Graham!
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Here you go Trudy http://www.ispot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/376
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