Can I turn off iPad forum?

Bostonaholic

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 21, 2009
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Columbus, Ohio
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'.
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
35,753
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Go to preferences in Forum Spy and uncheck iPad forum.
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.
 

xUKHCx

Administrator emeritus
Jan 15, 2006
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The Kop
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

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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.

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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

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-Ryan-

macrumors 68000
Jan 28, 2009
1,581
113
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.
 

Bostonaholic

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 21, 2009
439
0
Columbus, Ohio
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

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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.

View attachment 220886

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

View attachment 220887
Thank you.
 

AV8TOR

macrumors regular
Mar 8, 2010
169
0
Fort Worth TX
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.
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?
 

Bostonaholic

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 21, 2009
439
0
Columbus, Ohio
Where do you find the numbers for the other Forum ID's like Politics, Religion, Social Issues?
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)
 

-Ryan-

macrumors 68000
Jan 28, 2009
1,581
113
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. :)