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For Hounds who USE "People I'm Reading"-- 4 of 5w's & 1H please?

Kris in Beijing Jul 14, 2014 12:15 PM

4/5 W's:

So, those of you who use "People I'm Reading" -- to what end?

NOTE-- this is NOT a request for any list of who you read; enough of those threads clogging up the boards right now already.

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  1. c oliver RE: Kris in Beijing Jul 14, 2014 12:31 PM

    Kris, I used to do it because I really would regularly go to that list and click on certain people to see what they were up to food-wise. I rarely use it anymore. Actually there are two CHs with whom I'm friendly offsite. They I will regularly/daily check up on. I knew a CH who would regularly count to see how many people were "reading" her. I thought that was more than a little odd :)

    1. MplsM ary RE: Kris in Beijing Jul 15, 2014 06:29 AM

      I add to my "People I'm Reading" list those who amuse or enlighten me. I use the list by clicking "My Reading List." This alerts me to threads I would usually pass over, such as the thread "Celiacs, Sacraments, and High Holy Days?" http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/982461 I would have skipped it, but, knowing someone I like reading has participated I clicked on it. So glad I did because I started my day with a good chuckle.

      How? Click on someone's icon or name, view their profile and "+Follow."

      I will add that I am fairly ruthless when it comes to un-Following someone. If I find my reading list clogged with things that don't interest me I will find the common denominator and "-Follow." While I thoroughly enjoy reading many things, a posty-pants can ruin my reading list by posting on every thread on one board.

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      1. re: MplsM ary
        c oliver RE: MplsM ary Jul 15, 2014 07:57 AM

        I know the My Reading List exists but I don't think I've ever looked at it.

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          MplsM ary RE: c oliver Jul 15, 2014 08:07 AM

          It's fun - give it a whirl!

          1. re: c oliver
            Kris in Beijing RE: c oliver Jul 15, 2014 08:15 AM

            I. Cannot. Find. It. on my iPhone...

            1. re: Kris in Beijing
              MplsM ary RE: Kris in Beijing Jul 15, 2014 08:21 AM

              Click your Icon to see your followed discussions.
              Click My Followed Discussions
              Click My Reading List

              1. re: MplsM ary
                Kris in Beijing RE: MplsM ary Jul 15, 2014 08:48 AM

                Oh Yay!
                I must've been suffering from fat-fingered-phone disease.

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            linguafood RE: MplsM ary Jul 15, 2014 08:54 AM

            Same here, regarding adding posters I find amusing or interesting. That said, I haven't perused "My Reading List" so far...

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