Can I turn off iPad forum?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Bostonaholic, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Bostonaholic macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I like to use the 'New Posts' feature so I can keep up with current posts, but now that the iPad has released, there will be an ungodly amount of useless threads (useless to me that is) cluttering up the 'New Posts'.

    So, there should be a feature that allows users to 'ignore' forums/subforums of their choice such that posts do not show in the 'New Posts' and the 'Forum Spy'.
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    #2
    Go to preferences in Forum Spy and uncheck iPad forum.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    #3
    That doesn't actually stop the iPad threads from showing when you click "new posts".

    For this, I don't know how or if it can be turned off.
     
  4. Bostonaholic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, one down one to go.
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I'm not sure if this will work, it seemed to have worked on a little test that I did however your mileage may vary.

    If you go to your UserCP - Edit Options

    http://forums.macrumors.com/profile.php?do=editoptions

    Scroll down to "Thread Display Options" and enter 137

    Screen shot 2010-04-05 at 12.01.54.jpg

    To discover what other forum ids are click on them from the main forum page and look at the url e.g.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=137

    You can enter as many as you want but they have to be comma separated

    e.g.

    Screen shot 2010-04-05 at 12.05.43.jpg

    Ahhh peace and quiet at last ;)


    This has been the subject for a very very old sticky in this forum. :)


    For future reference in case anyone can't find the preferences for forum spy

    Screen shot 2010-04-05 at 12.05.52.jpg
     
  6. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    Use this link: http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?do=getnew&exclude=137,138

    Code:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?do=getnew&exclude=137,138
    137 and 138 are the forum numbers for iPad and iPad Launch Meetups respectively. If you bookmark this link you can use this as an alternative to changing any of your preferences. This is particularly useful if you only want to exclude these forums temporarily until the huge amount of posts dies down.
     
  7. Bostonaholic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you.
     
  8. AV8TOR macrumors regular

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    Yes thanks for the link. That cut the New Posts in half.

    Where do you find the numbers for the other Forum ID's like Politics, Religion, Social Issues?
     
  9. stridemat Moderator

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  10. Bostonaholic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To elaborate on what @stridemat said, click on the forum you'd like to get the id for and in your address bar you'll see http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=47

    So for that particular forum "Politics, Religion Social Issues" you would put in 47 i.e. f=47 (forum number is 47)
     
  11. AV8TOR macrumors regular

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    Outstanding, Thank you for the info, it will make searching so much more enjoyable ;)
     
  12. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    As has already been mentioned, check out Forum Spy. It's probably the most pleasant way to be browsing the forums, particularly if you're staying for a while. :)
     

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