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One way to find your previous posts is to click your User Name next to your avatar & above Cool Cruiser on one of your posts. A drop-down menu will appear where you click Find all posts by (your User Name) or Find all threads started by (your User Name) and a list of your posts will appear. The list shows your posts and the forums where your posts are located. Just click the first part of your post next to the page icon. It is underlined since it is a link and you will automatically go back to your post in the thread. The list will also show the counts for the thread's Replies and Views.

And yes, the same procedure works when you want to read another member's profile or find their previous posts. Just click their User Name on one of their posts.

However, if you do not have one of your own posts handy so you can click your user name on the post, you can click your user name in the log in area located in the upper right corner of any Cruise Critic message board screen where it says, "Welcome, (your User Name)." Once you are on your profile screen, click the Statistics tab. You will again find the same link to all your posts as well as the link to all threads you have created.

Also, you can click Quick Links. It is in the same bar above as User CP, FAQ, Guidelines, etc. but further over toward the right. Click Your Profile in the drop down menu. Once on your profile screen, click the Statistics tab. Again, you will find the same link to all your posts as well as the link to all threads you have created.

Now the best way to stay informed on your posts is to make sure you have subscribed to every thread where you post. Subscriptions are a way of keeping track of different threads or forums. If your Default Thread Subscription Mode is still set as Do not subscribe (the previous default for new members) or Instant email notification (the current default for new members), it can be changed if you like.

It is easy to do and here are the steps:

Click User CP
Click Edit Options
Scroll down to the Messaging & Notification section
Look at the Default Thread Subscription Mode box

Your choices in the drop-down menu are as follows:
  1. Do not subscribe (Does not list a subscription in your User CP.)
  2. No email notification (Lists the subscription in your User CP only. You do not receive any notifications about new posts.)
  3. Instant email notification (Lists the subscription in your User CP. Sends an e-mail as soon as a new post is added to the thread. This is not sent for every reply and will only be sent once until you revisit the thread.)
  4. Daily email notification (Lists the subscription in your User CP. Sends one e-mail a day with the new posts in the thread. If there are no new posts in the thread then you will not receive an e-mail.)
  5. Weekly email notification (Lists the subscription in your User CP. Sends one e-mail per week in the same way as the Daily E-mail Notification.)
Highlight (click) your new choice
Scroll to the bottom of the page & click the Save Changes button

While you are there on the Edit Options page in User CP, look around to see if there are any other options you might want to change on your Cruise Critic account. For more information about Edit Options, see Other Settings and Options in FAQ. Please note, in the newer FAQ sections added with the last system update, you will find references to certain options or features not in use at this time.

BTW, I find the instant e-mail notification works best for me. That way I do not have to go looking for any replies since they come looking for me!

Now if you want to subscribe to a particular forum using Forum Tools at the top of the forum, there is no instant e-mail. The only subscription choices for a forum are as follows:
  1. No email notification
  2. Daily updates by email
  3. Weekly updates by email
If there is a thread you are interested in the replies but do not necessarily want to post to the thread so your Default Thread Subscription Mode will kick in, you can click Thread Tools at the top of the thread and then Subscribe to this Thread. A screen will appear where you can indicate how you want to be notified concerning any additional replies on that particular thread. Once you are done, be sure to click the Add Subscription button.

This is also what you will need to do to any threads where you have posted messages prior to changing your Default Thread Subscription Mode, if you change it from Do not subscribe (the previous default for new members).

If you want to unsubscribe to any of your subscription notification e-mails where you used Thread Tools and Subscribe to this Thread to subscribe, you click Thread Tools again but this time click Unsubscribe from this Thread and then the Perform Action button. Also, you can scroll to the bottom of your notification e-mail for the thread and note your choice of links under the following:

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Unsubscription information:

You can manage your Default Thread Subscription Mode subscriptions by clicking 'List Subscriptions' under 'Subscribed Threads' in your User CP. You can select which subscriptions you wish to manage by deleting them or changing their subscription type. Just click the little box next to the Notification column for the thread you want to manage. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Selected Threads drop-down menu. Your choices are as follows:

Move / Delete Subscriptions
Move to folder...
Delete Subscription

Update Subscription Type
No email notification
Instant email notification
Daily email notification
Weekly email notification

Highlight (click) your new choice then click the little Go button.

However if your previous Default Thread Subscription Mode was Do not subscribe and you have never subscribed to any threads using Thread Tools and Subscribe to this Thread, there will be no 'Subscribed Threads' in your User CP to start.

If you use the Instant email notification setting, remember that particular setting sends an e-mail as soon as a new post is added to the subscribed thread. However, the e-mail is not sent for every reply and will only be sent once until you revisit the thread. That's why when you receive a subscription notification e-mail, you need to remember to click the link ending with newpost under the words This thread is located at: to revisit the thread. That way, you will get the next subscription notification e-mail.

Please note the subscription notification e-mails contain the following:

**DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL** Use the links below to post on the forum.

If you want to post on the subscribed thread, DO NOT CLICK REPLY on the subscription notification e-mail. You MUST click the link ending with newpost under the words This thread is located at: in the e-mail to take you to the thread so you can then post your reply on the thread by using the Post Reply button.

All subscription notification e-mails will be sent to your Cruise Critic e-mail address of record. Please note the following from the Guidelines:

It is your responsibility to make sure your email address is current.

To correct your Cruise Critic e-mail address of record, see the Sticky titled Need to change your Cruise Critic e-mail address of record? at http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2032715.

I sincerely hope all this information will be helpful to all and glad to have you aboard Cruise Critic!

Kat
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