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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...
     
  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

    brianstorms Member

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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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