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Old Mar 19, 2006, 01:44 PM   #1
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Don't want to see a certain forum in "New Posts"? Here's how.

There are quite a number of forums that drive certain people bonkers, and subsequently they would rather not see threads in that forum when they hit New Posts.

Well boys and girls, we have the technology! Just roll over the forum you don't want to see in new posts to get it's forum number, like so:



Create yourself a bookmark with this url:
http://forums.macrumors.com/search.p...etnew&exclude=<forum numbers separated by commas>

So for example, say you don't want to see Politics (heh, imagine that ), your link would be http://forums.macrumors.com/search.p...new&exclude=47. If you didn't want to see Politics or Marketplace (yet more shocking ) your link would be http://forums.macrumors.com/search.p...&exclude=47,14, and so on.

Happy days!

You can now do this from your user options, see arns post below.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 02:05 PM   #2
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Are you saying that I could use 41 to exclude the wasteland? how exciting
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 02:08 PM   #3
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thank you mods for sharing this wonderful info with us.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 02:10 PM   #4
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 02:12 PM   #5
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And for the truly obsessed, here are the forum numbers

MacRumors.com News Discussion = 4
MacRumors' Page 2 News Discussion = 43
MacBytes.com News Discussion = 52
MacPolls.com Discussion = 38
Mac Basics and Help = 78
Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion = 54
Macintosh Computers = 1
Mac Peripherals = 77
Marketplace = 14
Mac OS X = 69 (is it a coincidence that the OSeX forum is #69. I think not...)
Mac Applications = 2
Mac Programming = 73
Games= 18
Windows on the Mac = 86 (as in, 86 that idea?)
iPod/iTunes Discussion = 75
iPod Gear Discussion = 76
DailyTunes Song Discussion = 60
Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion = 8
Music Discussion = 63
Design and Graphics= 79
Digital Video = 80
Digital Audio = 81
Web Design and Development = 58 (missed opportunity - this could have been Port 80...)
Apple Collectors = 6 (would have thought it would be 68000 but anyway...)
Distributed Computing = 19
Community Discussion = 20
Politics, Religion, Social Issues = 47
Picture Gallery = 68 (could have been 35mm, oh well)
Current Events = 40
Mac Guides = 82
Site and Forum Feedback = 66
Contests = 70
Wasteland = 41
Archives of Old Posts = 59
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 02:17 PM   #6
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And for the truly obsessed, here are the forum numbers
No number sorting from lowest to highest? J/K ... that is so helpful. Thanks.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 02:20 PM   #7
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and why can't you just make this a feature in the search preferences? Takes some modification and it is a lot easier and would save your preferences in your usercp.....
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 02:28 PM   #8
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and why can't you just make this a feature in the search preferences? Takes some modification and it is a lot easier and would save your preferences in your usercp.....
And you know how to do this?

It astounds me that I/we offer something new, hoping to help people, only to be told that it's not good enough
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 02:29 PM   #9
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No number sorting from lowest to highest? J/K ... that is so helpful. Thanks.
Nope, they are in order of appearance on the forum page.

If you want, I can PM you a sorted list...
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 03:07 PM   #10
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And you know how to do this?

It astounds me that I/we offer something new, hoping to help people, only to be told that it's not good enough
I modify my own vB boards and work on my own custom hacks, it wouldn't be that hard to do it.

Also its not really offering something new if it is already party of the basic vBulletin functions.

Its just discovering what's already there not really new.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 05:13 PM   #11
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it wouldn't be that hard to include an option... kinda like how the DailyTunes recs are an option.

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it wouldn't be that hard to include an option... kinda like how the DailyTunes recs are an option.

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I would love if you implemented that, cause then i could actually use the new posts search and not get tired of seeing threads in forums i don't want to look at.
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I would love if you implemented that, cause then i could actually use the new posts search and not get tired of seeing threads in forums i don't want to look at.
http://forums.macrumors.com/profile.php?do=editoptions

Under Thread Options.

You can enter a comma seperated list of forumids you don't want in your new searches. Example:

47,60

would exclude Politics and DailyTunes.

Note, wasteland is already included, so you don't have to specify it.

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Old Mar 19, 2006, 07:30 PM   #14
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you're too nice to us, thanks.
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No number sorting from lowest to highest? J/K ... that is so helpful. Thanks.
As requested:

Macintosh Computers 1
Mac Applications 2
MacRumors.com News Discussion 4
Apple Collectors 6
Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion 8
Marketplace 14
Games 18
Distributed Computing 19
Community Discussion 20
MacPolls.com Discussion 38
Current Events 40
Wasteland 41
MacRumors' Page 2 News Discussion 43
Politics, Religion, Social Issues 47
MacBytes.com News Discussion 52
Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion 54
Web Design and Development 58
Archives of Old Posts 59
DailyTunes Song Discussion 60
Music Discussion 63
Site and Forum Feedback 66
Picture Gallery 68
Mac OS X 69
Contests 70
Mac Programming 73
iPod/iTunes Discussion 75
iPod Gear Discussion 76
Mac Peripherals 77
Mac Basics and Help 78
Design and Graphics 79
Digital Video 80
Digital Audio 81
Mac Guides 82
Windows on the Mac 86
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For some reason I can't get this to work.
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 03:04 PM   #17
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For some reason I can't get this to work.
are you blocking more then 1 forum? You need to use comas.
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Under Exclude Forums in my User CP I typed in 4 (thats the one I want to block) yet I can still see it
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Under Exclude Forums in my User CP I typed in 4 (thats the one I want to block) yet I can still see it
You blocked forum 4?

Isn't that, like, the main purpose of this site?

I have the Wasteland, Marketplace, and the Politics/Religion forums blocked.
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Haha it makes me want too many things seeing that forum :P Yet I can still see it
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You blocked forum 4?

Isn't that, like, the main purpose of this site?
I typically ignore main article threads as well...they balloon so quickly that they're hard to keep track of and tend to get repetitive. I catch the lead articles through the main page...I'll sometime get involved in an article's thread if I'm there early on, but once it's got a few pages of comments, I'm done.
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Haha it makes me want too many things seeing that forum :P Yet I can still see it
Can you try going to http://forums.macrumors.com/search.p...w&exclude=41,4 to see if that ignores them? If it does, try clicking the new posts link at the top of the page again and see what happens.
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Can you try going to http://forums.macrumors.com/search.p...w&exclude=41,4 to see if that ignores them? If it does, try clicking the new posts link at the top of the page again and see what happens.
I think that worked. Is there anyway to ignore threads in certain posts with certain words? I'm only half kidding. I'm sick of seeing merom in every post! Probably cant but thought I'd try
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I typically ignore main article threads as well...they balloon so quickly that they're hard to keep track of and tend to get repetitive. I catch the lead articles through the main page...I'll sometime get involved in an article's thread if I'm there early on, but once it's got a few pages of comments, I'm done.
I do pretty much exactly the same. I tend to read the initial post, which contains the useful information, and maybe scan the first couple of pages for decent comments but then ignore the rest of the thread.
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Haha it makes me want too many things seeing that forum :P Yet I can still see it
I dont think the point of this new feature is to make it so you dont see the forum, its just to exclude posts from these forums in the "new post" search.
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