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debunix
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Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:36 am

Can I bookmark a post?

I've written some longer answers to frequently asked questions that I'd like to easily reference for linking and quoting in future replies, and I'd like to track others' posts that inspire me to try something new, so can review their reports when trying that new tea, etc. We can bookmark topics, but with so many of our topics being serials hundreds of replies long, that's not very helpful.
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Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:56 am

debunix wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:36 am
Can I bookmark a post?

I've written some longer answers to frequently asked questions that I'd like to easily reference for linking and quoting in future replies, and I'd like to track others' posts that inspire me to try something new, so can review their reports when trying that new tea, etc. We can bookmark topics, but with so many of our topics being serials hundreds of replies long, that's not very helpful.
Just out of curiosity, are you referring to recommended brewing parameters for beginners? If so, I think that deserves a thread on its own. I've been thinking it should be based on "standard" brewing parameters and not dependent on individualized parameters for people who are either super tasters or the opposite. There is a danger to mislead people down roads that may not be ideal for their individual preferences but may be touted as "correct" .

So it will be tricky.
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Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:24 pm

LeoFox wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:56 am
debunix wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:36 am
Can I bookmark a post?

I've written some longer answers to frequently asked questions that I'd like to easily reference for linking and quoting in future replies, and I'd like to track others' posts that inspire me to try something new, so can review their reports when trying that new tea, etc. We can bookmark topics, but with so many of our topics being serials hundreds of replies long, that's not very helpful.
Just out of curiosity, are you referring to recommended brewing parameters for beginners? If so, I think that deserves a thread on its own. I've been thinking it should be based on "standard" brewing parameters and not dependent on individualized parameters for people who are either super tasters or the opposite. There is a danger to mislead people down roads that may not be ideal for their individual preferences but may be touted as "correct" .

So it will be tricky.
You can follow certain topics, but I don’t think bookmarks are available with phpbb. What I do is keep files in Evernote that I can easily access to use as a reference. Other cross device / platform apps that I use are Pages, Notes, Dropbox, Google Docs so notes appear on all my devices.

@LeoFox admin has started a few times a forum, Steeping Guidelines & Methods, discussing brewing parameters for different teas and each time we hold back posting primarily because there are so many variables due to different varietals, growing regions, seasons, and type of teas like green (China, Japan, Korea...), Darjeeling (white, black, oolong), white, yellow, even black/red teas. But if you feel this would be a good resource of course you can start a forum dedicated to this topic.
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Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:42 pm

Ideally it would be best done by someone who is very open minded, neutral, and a lover of many different kinds of teas. At this point I am too biased.
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Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:15 pm

I'm not seeking to create a general FAQ for all tea drinkers....I just want to bookmark individual posts. But since that is apparently not a feature of our software, I'm creating a draft message to myself that I can use for reference. It's not as handy as bookmarks by post, but it will work well enough.
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Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:52 am

debunix wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:36 am
Can I bookmark a post?
yes, of course.

strictly speaking, bookmarking is a feature of your browser, and you can bookmark anything you can link to.
for example, you can bookmark this link to your post.

to get a link to a post, look at the post's date just above it.

i'm also open to creating "vanity" links to certain topics (or posts, in theory).
for example, teaforum.org/debunix/something

let me know if that's something that could be helpful.
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