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Ignore Forum feature

triptolemus

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Apr 17, 2011
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Has the Ignore Forum function been removed or relocated?

Will it be returning?

Edit: specifically, I am referring to the functionality that in the "New Posts" listing (and elsewhere I imagine), specific forums could be excluded from that listing.
 
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MisterSavage

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Nov 10, 2018
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Thanks for asking OP. I was confused why Religion & Politics started showing up again in my "new" feed.
 
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triptolemus

macrumors 6502a
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Apr 17, 2011
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Hi.

Thank you for restoring this feature! Although ignored forums didn't transfer over during the upgrade, adding them again is painless.

Thanks again.
 
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annk

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Apr 18, 2004
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It's crazy how much the mods/admin support that forum.

Not sure what you mean by support, but that section is a lot of work and headaches for us.

That said, the site owner has decided that it will remain; we understand his arguments for that, and we support him in his choices for what is after all his forum. But to claim that the moderators or administrators "support" the PRSI per se has no basis in truth.
 
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annk

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Exactly my point. Waste of time and resources that could be better spent elsewhere.

We've dealt with quite a bit of that by tightening up how that forum is moderated. My point was that it's a stretch to say that mods and admins "support" PRSI, though I suppose it depends what is meant by support. We do support the site owner in his decisions.
 
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willmtaylor

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Oct 31, 2009
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We've dealt with quite a bit of that by tightening up how that forum is moderated. My point was that it's a stretch to say that mods and admins "support" PRSI, though I suppose it depends what is meant by support. We do support the site owner in his decisions.
I read the comment as, “have to pour exorbitant amounts of time and energy to keep it propped up,” vs. “defend its ideals and existence,” but of course I wondered if I was simply projecting. ?
 
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annk

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I read the comment as, “have to pour exorbitant amounts of time and energy to keep it propped up,” vs. “defend its ideals and existence,” but of course I wondered if I was simply projecting. ?

I meant both, so if you take out the "vs" and replace it with "and", you've read my comment as I meant it. Yes, it can at times take a lot of time and energy, and at the same time we understand the site owner's reasons for wanting to keep it around and can support him in that reasoning.

We can have two thoughts at once. :cool:
 
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dwfaust

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Jul 3, 2011
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I meant both, so if you take out the "vs" and replace it with "and", you've read my comment as I meant it. Yes, it can at times take a lot of time and energy, and at the same time we understand the site owner's reasons for wanting to keep it around and can support him in that reasoning.

We can have two thoughts at once. :cool:

The "site owner" is raking in the ad revenue from that cesspool while getting the mods to do all of the work. Nice system.
 
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decafjava

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'cuz he can't figure out how to get enough other people to ignore it? ;)
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arn

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Apr 9, 2001
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Site owner chiming in. I dislike the political forum and would prefer it not exist.

My argument is only that there needs to be a place for it, so it’s easily ignorable and containable. I haven’t seen a PRSI-only post in years.

Especially now there are a fair number of prsi related front page posts and to leave those in general threads where people can register and post immediately? That’s a different kind of nightmare. We’d have to have mods on call when we posted a political story.

arn
 
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LizKat

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Aug 5, 2004
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Well there's always the option to abstain. By primary season in earnest, I'll be working on projects that aren't so amenable to dropping in here as often. These days the forums call because I'm forever working on finishing stuff, which is tedious even in the prep... threading a zillion tiny quilting needles and so forth.. but later on when back to design and piecing new work, I get less interested in taking a break. Judging from how next year's jousting looks to shape up in the USA, I may figure "the cheese thread" is the place to be.
 
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