Channels are a way to organize and structure the pages you are
A channel is a collection of pages that have the same properties.
The changes will be sent to you in the same mail. They have the
same update rate. If you enable keyword matching, the same match
will be done for all the pages within the same channel. You can
say that using channels is like having many watchThatPage profiles
at the same time. You can read more about
channels on this page.
You don't have to use channels, but they can be very helpful to
organize your changes, if you track many pages.
Adding a new channel
Click the 'Add new channel' button to add another channel. You
must give it a unique name. In the new channel, you can add pages
and folders just like before, but these pages can have different
properties (update rate, keyword matching etc.) than pages in other
channels. Changes in these pages will also be delivered in a separate
email/separate personal web page, making it easy for you to sort
content on i.e. importance or topic.
Setting properties for a channel
Before you started using channels, you configured your update preferences
in your profile. When you have more than one channel, these properties
are set per channel, as you might want to have different update
rate, keyword matching etc. for the different channels. Clicking
the 'Edit properties' link will bring you to a window where you
can set the properties for the channels.
In the properties window, you can specify the subject field in
the email sent to you. This is handy when you want to be able to
sort the different updates you get from WatchThatPage.
You can switch between your channels by selecting the desired channel
name in the menu list at the top of the page.
You can also move pages and folders between channels by using the
'Move to new channel' button. Here a wizard will guide you through
Changing and deleting channels
You can edit the name of a channel by pressing the 'Edit name'
button. The new name must be unique.
You can also delete a channel by pressing the 'Delete channel'
button. All pages in this channel will be removed from your profile.
In your profile window, there will be a list of all your channels.
For each channel, the most important properties will be listed.
From the list you can follow links to view the different channels,
or to enter the 'edit properties' window for the channels.
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