Because this Forum doesn’t already steal enough hours from my day, I’ve been looking up the users whose information and ideas have really resonated with me and started exploring their posting history. For some, posts go back a number of years, covering truly interesting topics that haven’t been discussed recently. I’m finding it to be fascinating reading and a way to gain even more from this forum.
For those who haven’t done this before:
Choose a post from someone you’d like to see more from. Touch/click (I’m on an iPad, so I’m going to say “touch”) either the avatar photo or the poster’s name, then again touch/click either the avatar or name in the pop-up box that appears. This takes you to the member’s full personal page, where you can read their complete self-description. But if you touch/click on “Activity,” you can also quickly see all of their posts—from the most recent to the oldest.
The only drawback is that if you have to scroll and scroll to get to an interesting older post, and you then click on that post to read the thread, hitting the “Back” button to return to the member’s activity history will drop you right back at the top of the list, not the point you had scrolled down to. (Maybe this behavior can be changed?)
Anyway, I thought all of this was worth mentioning. This site has been accumulating a ton of content since at least 2011 (I think!), but the majority of it requires that we go searching for it. Starting with people we already relate to and learn from seemed to me like a good way to do that–uncovering a wider range of content than you’re likely to find just using search terms.