Feedback site: Where can I see a list of all threads I've participated in? (question regarding this site)

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This should be pretty basic. Under my profile I was unable to find anything. How are users supposed to come back to threads they participated in to further contribute to the discussion?
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Tom Auger

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Hello! click on your name, then in the "show topics" drop-down, select "I replied to"
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Dang. Good one. That really wasn't obvious at all, since the most natural place to go would be that big, shiny "Me" menu up at the top of the screen.

User Interface point: when you hyperlink the poster's name, it's usually perceived as an appurtenance designed for users OTHER than the poster. One would go there for a read-only view of the poster's profile.

I'm not saying it's not appropriate to put a list of the user's posts there. On the contrary - what a great feature!

However, from the perspective of a user wanting to see his/her own activities, the more intuitive user input action would be to go to their profile page and see a list of discussions they have participated in or are following.

Just a recommendation to whomever is building / maintaining this site: add your forum participation somewhere in the "Me" menu.
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"Me" in this case relates to Photoshop.com, where you can store your photos, edit them online, etc.
The feedback site is an entity that lives inside it, but is mostly independent... For instance, it is replicated on the Facebook pages of Photoshop &co, so its relevant information needs to be stored inside its "frame". Hope that I'm clear enough...
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Yes, I think I get what you're saying. Thanks for the extra information.

The point remains that in order to use these forums, one must have an account and sign into photoshop.com. This then places the forum posts' content squarely within that demesne, and should be available through whatever means the photoshop.com domain provides me to manage my account activities and statistics.

At its root, my post history needs to "live" there, within my profile. The hyperlink on the poster's name should be nothing more than a shortcut to that content, not the primary (or only) means of accessing it. Just sayin'.