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Marking threads as "forget" or "ignore"?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by brianstorms, May 28, 2013.

  1. brianstorms

    brianstorms Member

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    Is there a way with the forum software TMC uses to hide/forget/ignore some threads, for example ones in a foreign language? So that they won't show up in What's New...
     
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  2. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    I'd be interested in this feature too. It would make the "today's posts" feature much more useful.
     
  3. brianstorms

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    The conferencing software that The WELL's online community has been using for years has a "forget" feature which was always incredibly handy. If you just weren't interested in a certain topic that some folks went off on a tangent on, you could just "forget" it, and it would stop showing up anywhere you looked. You could always "unforget" it later if you wanted, but 99.9% of the time you'd just "forget" and leave forgotten. Very handy.

    I'm surprised VBulletin, or whatever the web forum software is here, doesn't have such an age-old, time-tested feature.
     
  4. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    We're using vBulletin 4.x here and it doesn't have that feature out of the box. I've looked into that feature as an add-on in the past and wasn't happy with what was available.

    I suggest trying out the "Subscribed Forums" feature we do have. Simply subscribe the the forums and sub-forums you're interested in. A new tab will appear at the top labelled "Subscribed Forums". When you click that, it will return the new posts only in the forums in which you're subscribed.
     
  5. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    To be fair Doug, there are posts in forums you may want to follow that one might wish to "forget" too.
     
  6. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Yeah, I know. We so far only have a solution on the forum level. However, most users are likely unaware of it.
     
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    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    VBulletin 5 does not have this feature either, sure would be nice with 18 pages of new/updated threads every day these days.
     
  9. swaltner

    swaltner Active Member

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    Bummer that this is still not available. This was one of my favorite features of USENET (NNTP) clients that was lost in the transition to software that powers web forums like this.
     
  10. mblakele

    mblakele pre-jackpot member

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    @novox77 I've quoted you into this thread so you can keep an eye on the feature request

    Site admins might be interested in this plugin, assuming they haven't already looked into it:

    [TH] Ignore More
     
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  11. MarkBrokeIt

    MarkBrokeIt Supporting Member

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    +1 on this feature request. Shame that VB hasn't implemented this natively (people have only been asking for it for about a decade now).
     

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