This feedback may or may not be of any use to anyone but I figured it might save some of you some precious surfing time if I can improve your workflow when trying to read the posts on here each day - I use this same method on all the forums I read each day and have found it to be the most efficient and least number of mouse movements/clicks.
I use Firefox http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
as my main browser, you could also use Opera
or even the latest InternetExplorer 7
which now lets you do tabbed browsing - the timesaving feature!
From the Main forum page near the top click New Posts...
Now you see the huge advantages of tabbed browsing, no more clicking on ONE at a time, then having to hit your BACK button - simply Middle-click
very quickly on the LastPost icon for each of the threads you wish to read...
Each thread you middle-click on will open in a NEW TAB in the background but you will still be on THIS SAME page...
Then just click the QuickLink to MARK the forums read ready for next time you start this process on your next visit...
After marking the forums as READ
I now simply close this "New Posts" tab and begin reading each of the tabs already opened for me, one at a time...
Again, you can speed this process up, for example, in Firefox what you can do is learn to keep your left hand over CTRL-W while still able to scroll with your right-hand on your mouse/scrollwheel, soon as you've finished reading the "Sleep" thread in the example of tabs above you hit CTRL-W, that tab disappears and you are instantly onto your next tab/thread to read.
I go one step faster than that in my everyday surfing habits and use mouse gestures - the Firefox extension I use is here: http://tinyurl.com/fdfdt
If you can have a little patience and try and learn to use a few basic mouse gestures then you can surf even faster
What is a mouse gesture you ask?
It's basically a quick shape you draw on your screen while holding down your right mouse button, so instead of me having to hit CTRL-W or move my mouse down to the row of tabs to close one of them I just quickly hold my right button and swish my mouse DOWN, then RIGHT - an "L" shape. That is the "gesture" to close a tab
So imagine my workflow, I've middle-clicked on all the new posts I want to read, I'm sat here with a nice beer in my left-hand, and all I need in my right-hand is my mouse. I read the tab/thread titled "Sleep", a quick right-click swish of my mouse while drinking my beer and I'm onto the next post to read, read, swish, drink, read, swish drink..... burp!
Any questions feel free to ask away if anyone needs any help configuring any of this, or just tell me to get lost if you want to stick to doing it your old boring slow way