Don't want to see a certain forum in "New Posts"? Here's how.

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by edesignuk, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #1
    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:

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

    So for example, say you don't want to see Politics (heh, imagine that :p), your link would be http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?do=getnew&exclude=47. If you didn't want to see Politics or Marketplace (yet more shocking :eek: :p) your link would be http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?do=getnew&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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    Kwyjibo

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    #2
    Are you saying that I could use 41 to exclude the wasteland? how exciting ;)
     
  3. macrumors Core

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    #3
    thank you mods for sharing this wonderful info with us. :)
     
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    Daveway

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    #4
    A VERY welcome tip. :cool:
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    #5
    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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    Deepdale

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    #6
    No number sorting from lowest to highest? J/K ... that is so helpful. Thanks.
     
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    eva01

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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.....
     
  8. thread starter Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #8
    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 :rolleyes:
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    Nope, they are in order of appearance on the forum page.

    If you want, I can PM you a sorted list... :D
     
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    eva01

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    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.
     
  11. arn
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    arn

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    #11
    it wouldn't be that hard to include an option... kinda like how the DailyTunes recs are an option.

    ar
     
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    eva01

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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.
     
  13. arn
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    arn

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    #13
    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.

    arn
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    #14
    arn,

    you're too nice to us, thanks.
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    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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    gadgetgirl85

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    #16
    For some reason I can't get this to work.
     
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    MacNut

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    #17
    are you blocking more then 1 forum? You need to use comas.
     
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    gadgetgirl85

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    #18
    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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    spicyapple

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    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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    gadgetgirl85

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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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    WildCowboy

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    #21
    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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    Knox

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    Can you try going to http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?do=getnew&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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    gadgetgirl85

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    #23
    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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    Kernow

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    #24
    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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    technicolor

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    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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