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    Maybe we can do a separate get new for the challenge forums. I do understand what they're saying because each member should be able to view posts the way they want to and well, I asked for feedback and truly want to hear the features, topics, etc. people want.

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    So the person not wanting to see a thread can click a few times to block the thread in question - or everyone else can click a completely different "Get New" link every time they want to see a particular set of threads? How many "get new" buttons do you want there to be? How many different sets of threads will people want to have blocked if you start creating special blocking rules?

    The ability to keep threads out of new posts is already there. You do have to open the thread once to block it - then it shouldn't show up under new posts again.

    There are threads I really don't want to read - and in my opinion the burden of effort is on me if I want to block them from New Posts. The tools are there for me to use if I feel strongly enough about a thread to use them.

    Why should my desire not to see a particular set of threads put an onus on everyone else to have to change THEIR behaviors?

    Conversely, why should someone else's desire not to see a particular set of threads require MY behaviors to change when they are able to block the threads from their sight themselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfranny View Post
    I agree with this...........

    Can't the people that want to skip the challenges just do a 'quick read' on the right hand side and scan down to something you want?

    Takes all of 5 seconds...........
    But thats the problem it does not take all of 5 seconds. It takes about 6-7 pages of new posts in a day to go through to find the regular posts out of the challenge posts and for me (who likes to check posts before work, like now, cannot do that in 15 minutes).

    For those who are involved in the challenges and worried you can't find them again if you post in the thread you will be subscribed to it and then you check "my posts" if this ignore button might come into effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greebo View Post
    So the person not wanting to see a thread can click a few times to block the thread in question - or everyone else can click a completely different "Get New" link every time they want to see a particular set of threads? How many "get new" buttons do you want there to be? How many different sets of threads will people want to have blocked if you start creating special blocking rules?

    The ability to keep threads out of new posts is already there. You do have to open the thread once to block it - then it shouldn't show up under new posts again.

    There are threads I really don't want to read - and in my opinion the burden of effort is on me if I want to block them from New Posts. The tools are there for me to use if I feel strongly enough about a thread to use them.

    Why should my desire not to see a particular set of threads put an onus on everyone else to have to change THEIR behaviors?

    Conversely, why should someone else's desire not to see a particular set of threads require MY behaviors to change when they are able to block the threads from their sight themselves?
    IMO, it would be a PITA to click on every challenge thread thats in the new posts just to have it blocked for the day. Seriously, that would take even longer than just skipping it and scrolling on. And I think once you click it as soon as someone posts in it again its considered a new post. And on the challenge threads they are very active so it would be a few times a day most likely.

    My suggestion is having a forum or subforum just for challenges only. And also having the ability to ignore it. That way they are all in one spot, and then someone who wishes can ignore the whole thing. Don't get me wrong, challenges are great but I just choose not to do them.

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    Is there a way to personalize the categories you enjoy reading so that you only need to "new posts" on your personal favorites?

    So I would set up a "favorites" list through my profile page or UserCP initially. This may include the knitting, cooking and gardening forums but NOT the Challenges or Health forums. When I log on, I go to my home page first and can click on a "new posts" button that will only give me the results of my favorites. Is that a possible avenue that vB can offer us?

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    Yes, you can ignore individual forums. Is that what you mean?

    Click on the forum header
    >forum tools
    >ignore forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnW819 View Post
    IMO, it would be a PITA to click on every challenge thread thats in the new posts just to have it blocked for the day. Seriously, that would take even longer than just skipping it and scrolling on. And I think once you click it as soon as someone posts in it again its considered a new post. And on the challenge threads they are very active so it would be a few times a day most likely.
    I think a lot of people are not understanding that there is an ignore thread feature. You only need to ignore it once and you will never, ever, see it again - it is not the same as just opening it to mark it unread. Open the thread, select 'ignore this thread' from the thread tools, it will never show up in new posts again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnW819 View Post
    IMO, it would be a PITA to click on every challenge thread thats in the new posts just to have it blocked for the day.
    Yes, it would be.

    But it's not blocked *for the day*. It's blocked. Period.

    Once you ignore a thread it will NOT show up in new posts. It won't even show up in the forum if you look at it. It WILL show up in the live feed - that's a different modification and Ignore a thread doesn't account for it - but that's a moving scroll.

    My suggestion is having a forum or subforum just for challenges only. And also having the ability to ignore it.
    Both already exist.

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    ~I did a little experiment just now and timed how long it would take to permanently ignore some threads returned in New Posts.

    9:36 Clicked New Posts- 105 results returned
    opened thread #1, waited for page to load so Thread Tools option would be clickable, chose ignore thread, was redirected to forum of ignored thread, clicked New Posts again
    9:38 opened thread #2 and repeated above
    9:39 opened #3 and on and on until
    9:48 when I finished weeding out content I didn't want to see in all 105 entries in New Posts. I had added 11 threads to my ignore list. I was clicking very very very fast to see how fast it could be done.

    11 threads in 12 minutes may seem like a reasonable time frame to customize my settings but it doesn't seem like it to me. I usually have between 15-30 minutes at a time to spend on FV. Those 12 minutes could have been spent contributing to FV, not organizing. And there will be 11 more threads tomorrow. Not the same threads but 11 more that would be easier for me to not see so I could easily get to the ones I want to see.
    I'm really not trying to sound grumpy because I love FV and its' features. I just wanted to suggest the possibility of streamlining customization so that users could spend less time organizing content and more time contributing content.
    And I wanted to say again, that I used the Challenge threads as an example. There is new content every day that I have to weed through. It's not just that I want Content A and only Content A and I ignore everything else, it's a matter of prioritizing. I want to get to the things that benefit and interest me the most first and then if there's time, participate in and contribute to the other threads. I wish I had 3 hours a day to read everything and contribute but I don't.
    Maybe it could work like email and posts could be moved in bulk to ignore or read later or subscribe.~

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    nuisance the forums aren't equipped with the ability to psychically predict what new threads just created between yesterday and today you won't want to see.


    If there is a specific forum you never read, ignore the whole forum.
    If there are specific threads you don't want to see, ignore those threads.


    I want Content A and only Content A and I ignore everything else, it's a matter of prioritizing.
    For the threads you're active in and want to find quickly every time, subscribe to them.

    Or go directly to the one or two forums you DO want to see, if it's particular forums.

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    ok, I gotta say, I never knew about the ignore thread option.

    thanks......I just "ignored" 3 of them - so cool!

    (nothing wrong with them, just not my cup of tea!)

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    Great discussion.

    I think I can tweak some things.

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    ~G, sarcasm is not necessary. I'm well aware of the features FV already has and I know how to use them. That's why I suggested something above and beyond what was already offered. I'm not asking for any changes to the way anyone else views or uses the forums, I was merely suggesting the possibility of streamlining new content organization so that on days I have little time on FV I can prioritize how to spend my time here.~

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    Nuisance - sorry you were talking about an ignore thread button on the new posts list weren't you. I got you confused with the other requests.

    Still - I LIKE sarcasm.

    Gabe:

    We're in luck - the Ignore Thread feature exists on its own page - which means you can put a link to "Ignore Thread" on any template you want.

    Example: (DO NOT CLICK OR YOU WILL IGNORE THIS THREAD) https://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/...hread&t=129046
    PHP Code:
    http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/cis_ignore_thread.php?do=ignorethread&t=129046 
    t=129046 represents the thread id. The thread ID is available pretty much anytime you look at a thread. So if you modify the threadbit template and add the above link but with $thread[threadid] replacing where I currently have 129046...
    Something like this...
    PHP Code:
    <a target="new" href="cis_ignore_thread.php?do=ignorethread&t=$thread[threadid]"><img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/ignore.gif" alt="Ignore this thread" border="0" /></a
    That might do the trick - it should but you may need to tweak it a bit - I don't have the latest version of the vBulletin code available to refer to.

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    I doesn't show up in the live feed I believe. Tested it before, might be wrong

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