I hope I get a decent audience posting here. I am not really a newbie on this site - based on my sign-up date, but I do not use the site as much as I would like. I am a very active participant on another forum and would like to give back to this one as I have received so much help. These forums are successful when there is both give and take. I feel like I have only been taking from you folks.
My high level of participation in the other group is due to the simplicity and ease of communication - it is an email group. All messages sent to the forum come to my inbox and in order to reply, I simply reply to all. So I never need to launch a browser and login to seewhat is going on. It is very convenient. I find that the only time I get on this forum is when I am having trouble and need help. Whenever I am on here, I always browse the recent posts and see if there is anything interesting or relevant that I can contribute to, but as I get more proficient using SWX, those instances get less frequent - a sad irony; as I am able to contribute more, I visit less.
What I want is my old email system back where I can get posts via email as they are submitted and then reply to them with a comment / solution / idea. I believe that if this functionality were available, there would be a much richer experience for everyone.
We all see the heavy hitters on here and we have all benefitted from their generosity of both time and knowlege - I know I don't speak just for myself when I say "Thank You!"
So, I ask you - heavy hitters and all others as well, How do you monitor the new posts? Is it your habit to launch the site and log-in every morning? Is there an email feed that you can subscribe to that I am not aware of? Can I configure my account to receive notifications of new posts?
I look forward to becoming a more present and active member to this valuable resource.