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    Posted: 01 February 2014 at 4:26pm

Is there any easy way to identify and break out the "Watch/UnwatchTopic" link from under the "Topic Options" so it is more obvious? It makes sense for it to be organized under the "Topic Options" to me because I've used this forum for a decade, but people who use FaceBook, LinkedIn, and other SM sites are used to just seeing a "Follow" or "Unfollow" link, and in a way it's hidden from view.

Can this be considered for a future release, perhaps?


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The reason for it being in the Topic Options drop down is not just to keep the interface uncluttered, but also for performance reasons.

Getting information on if the topic is being watched or not requires extra database calls. These extra database calls are only done if you click the Topic Options drop down rather than when the page is loaded.

This means that the extra database call is only required as and when needed rather than doing it on each page load which will slow down the page load times.
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