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Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by wrldwzrd89, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Anyone else feel like I do about this place only having a select few forums worth posting in? I wish that wasn't the case, but the whole iPhone section doesn't appeal to me, as do large chunks of the rest of the forums.:(

    I'm only saying this because I feel I need to get it "off my chest", so to speak.:eek:
     
  2. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

    dartzorichalcos

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    You mean customize the Forums so some Forums won't show up? I would really like to have that option.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    Not really, although I don't post in topics where I don't know much about, so that'd be some Photography topics and Video topics along with other topics like that.
     
  4. dcv macrumors G3

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    It does - you can exclude certain forums from within the options section of your User CP.
     
  5. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    well, if you're using the forum spy this is already an option. i don't display anything about the iPhone or the gaming stuff.

    and if you're clicking through the forum main page...well, just don't click on the things you don't care about. :eek:

    maybe i'm not understanding your point. maybe i need to go home and take a nap. :(
     
  6. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

    dartzorichalcos

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    No, that just blocks new posts. I want to block some Forums that I am not interested in completely. Like here's an example:
    I deselect Show Politics Forum and when that happens the Politics Forum dissappears completely. When I select Show Politics Forum, the Politics Forum will be visible again.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I honestly ignore the forum distinctions and just view all new, except when I'm (rarely) making a thread of my own...

    Do you have suggestions for forums that you'd like to see? There's a constant turmoil between having special interest sub-areas for Mac users who also do ____ and focusing on Apple and Macs, but certainly I feel that the lack of interesting topics doesn't seem to be the result of a lack of interesting people here on MR.
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    well when browsing the forum index you can at least collapse some of 'em. not the best but might help.
     
  9. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed that does it for me as well. Viewing New Posts and excluding all the iPhone and a few others.
     
  10. hdsalinas macrumors 6502

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    I would like a separate mac mini and imac forum as well as a apple specific software section and a 3 party one.
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    not enough traffic for those each to warrant their own.
     
  12. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    #12
    One of the lovely mods made a great sticky at the top of this very forum on how to exclude particular forums from showing up in your "New Posts" and it's a similar process for if you use "Forum Spy."

    And just to reaffirm what PoD said, when viewing the Forum Index, you can click these guys: [​IMG] to collapse those forums from view-- as long as you're logged in, it should save those settings for you. :)

    I don't understand. :eek: If you're not viewing New Posts, or Forum Spy... then how else would you see those other forums? Via the main forum index? If so, then there's still a pretty good solution for that as others have said.
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

    MacNut

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    There are a lot of places on the site that I don't visit. I usually hang around the community and try to help someone if I see a post pop up in the spy. I am not going to just post around everywhere just for the sake of it.
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    The list of forums I've been blocking has become quite ridiculous - Apple TV, iPhone, Marketplace, Politics & Religion, Gaming, Apple News... Having said that I'm glad MacRumors offers these sections to those who do want them.
     
  15. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Thank you, everyone, for your input! It makes me feel a LOT better, especially when "the jewster" weighs in too :D
     
  16. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I currently have 18 excluded forums. The RPSI and Current Events forum flip in and out of exclusion at various times
     
  17. jng macrumors 65816

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    I beg to differ slightly. Maybe it's just me. But I feel like the Community forum is getting lamer and lamer. If one more person asks for dating advice or fashion advice, I may barf.

    There hasn't been anything interesting in there for a while.

    And I agree with the OP, I'd love to block everything iPhone, including the tab in the MR nav.
     

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