How to stay up to date with comments particularly relevant for oneself

Posted by barbb @barbb, Jul 11 6:27am

As I am a member of several Mayo Clinic groups, considerable email from Mayo arrives in my Inbox every day. Sometimes I feel I just can’t take the time to have a look even though there may be something there of particular importance for myself or that I would want to comment on. My question is about for how long will the comments I may have a particular interest in, remain available? Can I always go to a particular item and find the comments made on it, maybe months ago? Are comments removed after a certain amount of time? I have been unsure where to post my concern and just arbitrarily picked this location. I hope I have made my question clear!

@barbb Yes, your comments and those of others, aren't going anywhere! I believe they stick around and are available to read and respond to, for years. That would be a marathon session if you hold off very long, wouldn't it?! Like you, I get a lot of notifications also, and although it may seem daunting, the communication and feeling of comradeship, not to mention the education, is priceless.
Ginger

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@barbb– Next to the heart symbol is another symbol, almost a complete box. If you want to save any particular post just hit that. Does this make sense? You can also make a file and copy and pate them there. Do you know how?

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Hi @barbb, Great questions to ask. I have added this discussion to several groups because I think others may have similar questions about how to tailor their email notifications to the areas that interest them. And how the discussions work.

First to your questions:
How long will the comments I may have a particular interest in, remain available? Can I always go to a particular item and find the comments made on it, maybe months ago? Are comments removed after a certain amount of time?
– Comments remain on Mayo Clinic Connect. You can return to your Groups and discussions of interest any time to re-read information shared by members.

To stay up-to-date on the discussions relevant to you, you can set your preferences (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/get-started-on-connect/#notification-preferences).
Follow the groups (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/groups/) and blog/pages (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/pages/) that interest you.
– Groups are patient to patient discussions
– Blogs are written by Mayo Clinic experts

When you follow a Group or Blog, you can choose to either:
– Receive an email everytime a new message is posted
OR
– Receive one email digest daily

If you like to continue to follow a group, but there is a specific discussion within the group that you're not interested in, you can unsubscribe from that specific discussion.

You'll find more tips about how to use Connect in the About Connect blog. Select the "Tips and How to Use" category.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/?filter_by=Tips+and+How+to+Use&sort_by=&filter_sorting=1&core_form_submission=true&_=1594480801805
Here's a sample of the type of tips you'll find there:
– [TIP] How to Use Connect: Step-by-step Instructions: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tip-how-to-use-connect-step-by-step-instructions/
– [Tip] Complete or Update Your Profile: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tip-complete-or-update-your-profile/
– Tips for Participating in an Online Community: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/tips-for-participating-in-an-online-community/

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@merpreb

@barbb– Next to the heart symbol is another symbol, almost a complete box. If you want to save any particular post just hit that. Does this make sense? You can also make a file and copy and pate them there. Do you know how?

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@merpreb is referring to the Bookmark.
To save any discussion that you want to find easily, add it to your Bookmarks by clicking the bookmark symbol. You can save a discussion or a specific post.

To find your bookmarks, go to your profile and select the Bookmark tab.

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@gingerw

@barbb Yes, your comments and those of others, aren't going anywhere! I believe they stick around and are available to read and respond to, for years. That would be a marathon session if you hold off very long, wouldn't it?! Like you, I get a lot of notifications also, and although it may seem daunting, the communication and feeling of comradeship, not to mention the education, is priceless.
Ginger

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Thanks for your reply!

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Yours is a cogent comment/question, and one that applies to most members of this group.
I opine that there is no simple answer. It varies with the readers: specific health issues, other interests, and desire to wade through occasional garrulous commentary.
In general, the content is friendly, an an attempt to be both supportive, and informative.
It seems to offer the option to dig in a bit to find what is of interest, and you (drilling down by selection is always an option); I expect that you will come up with a nugget or two.

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@spudmato

Yours is a cogent comment/question, and one that applies to most members of this group.
I opine that there is no simple answer. It varies with the readers: specific health issues, other interests, and desire to wade through occasional garrulous commentary.
In general, the content is friendly, an an attempt to be both supportive, and informative.
It seems to offer the option to dig in a bit to find what is of interest, and you (drilling down by selection is always an option); I expect that you will come up with a nugget or two.

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I have a "Shoulder" folder on my email and save all info relevant to my problem in it. I used to have "Knee" folder but both are replaced and don't need it anymore.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @barbb, Great questions to ask. I have added this discussion to several groups because I think others may have similar questions about how to tailor their email notifications to the areas that interest them. And how the discussions work.

First to your questions:
How long will the comments I may have a particular interest in, remain available? Can I always go to a particular item and find the comments made on it, maybe months ago? Are comments removed after a certain amount of time?
– Comments remain on Mayo Clinic Connect. You can return to your Groups and discussions of interest any time to re-read information shared by members.

To stay up-to-date on the discussions relevant to you, you can set your preferences (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/get-started-on-connect/#notification-preferences).
Follow the groups (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/groups/) and blog/pages (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/pages/) that interest you.
– Groups are patient to patient discussions
– Blogs are written by Mayo Clinic experts

When you follow a Group or Blog, you can choose to either:
– Receive an email everytime a new message is posted
OR
– Receive one email digest daily

If you like to continue to follow a group, but there is a specific discussion within the group that you're not interested in, you can unsubscribe from that specific discussion.

You'll find more tips about how to use Connect in the About Connect blog. Select the "Tips and How to Use" category.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/?filter_by=Tips+and+How+to+Use&sort_by=&filter_sorting=1&core_form_submission=true&_=1594480801805
Here's a sample of the type of tips you'll find there:
– [TIP] How to Use Connect: Step-by-step Instructions: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tip-how-to-use-connect-step-by-step-instructions/
– [Tip] Complete or Update Your Profile: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tip-complete-or-update-your-profile/
– Tips for Participating in an Online Community: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/tips-for-participating-in-an-online-community/

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Thanks for your instructions 😀

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