Forum Spy and what i hate

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by dukebound85, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    #1
    I dunno about you, but i live on forum spy when im on mr. however, since this forum is sooooo busy when i try to click a link, i get the next one as forum spy updates on me.

    i think my record is 3 times in a row lol.

    anyone else have this happen to them? haha
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Absolutely!
    It can be quick sometimes!

    What's funny is when you don't realize it right away and you think "where am I?"

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. sananda macrumors 68020

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    always!
     
  4. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow you totally read my mind today!
    I get the same thing all the time!

    Here I am in the Forum Spy wanting to post something on a thread to the iPhone. I attempt to click the link, and then bam! It updates and then I'm in a thread about the iMac.

    :D
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Of course, you do realise that by posting about this gripe all you're actually doing is making even more new posts appear on the Spy, thus speeding it up even more? ;)
     
  6. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    All it is, is a listing of currently active threads. Different name than other sites I go to has.
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It is the Circle of Life™

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  8. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    no kidding, takes me like a while of thinking "wait a second...this makes no sense!" before i click out and have it happen again right afterwards lol
     
  9. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    This is the EXACT reason I don't use the Forum Spy. It has happened to me so many times it's not even worth trying anymore.

    I bet it's even worse in the past few months, you couldn't pay to use it now, probably.:(
     
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    There seems to be a minimum delay between new entries appearing at the top of the list, so I generally wait until just after a new entry has appeared before clicking on the link I want. Seems to work pretty well for me.
     
  11. iBlue macrumors Core

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    It's given me quite a workout in the clicker finger, that's for sure. But I love the spy, it's the cat's pajamas! :D
     
  12. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    It's happened to me once or twice, but it's quite rare! I just suppose I'm lightening quick reflex man ;)
     
  13. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    I only find this a problem on the iPod touch/iPhone. When I'm on my Mac, I never click on the wrong link in FS.
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Block out the spammy forums (*cough* iPhone *cough*). Slows it right down.
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    It might be nice if it scrolled at a constant speed rather than jumping when new threads appear.
     
  18. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Forum Spy and what I'd like to see added.... I don't hate any of it!

    I use the filters on Forum Spy, but there's one feature I'd love to see: the ability to filter out a specific thread, not a whole forum. This would come in handy, for example, if I want to see iTunes-related threads in Forum Spy, but I don't want it cluttered with very active threads about iPods. Or I want to see MacBook Pro posts, but block another redundant, repetitive thread on the NVIDIA issue.

    I realize blocking by thread probably isn't possible with the current forum software, but it would be nice!
     

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