Please remove my access to the PRSI section permanently

ZeitGeist

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There is absolutely nothing worthwhile in any section on forums dealing with politics or religion - this is confirmed by the increased workload for moderators in dealing with just that section.

This is a Mac forum, and as such there should be no place for any section dealing with religion or politics. Nothing good ever comes from that.

Yet, since the forum administrators and owners obviously covet the clicks and clickbait these sections generate (ie $$$) that’s not going to happen - hence, please permanently remove my access to that section. Permanently, as in, I do not even want it to be visible or show up in searches, or displaying in ‘new posts’.

I hope this is possible - and I hope it will encourage other members to make the same request.

Thank you.
 

ZeitGeist

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It’s pretty obvious that this whole “ignore it” or even allegedly removing access, hasn’t really been well thought through...
 
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MacNut

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I don’t see how a workaround is possible other than creating a whole new site that is just for politics.
 

Strelok

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I’m not sure what software this forum uses or if it has this capability but some other forums I’ve been to have had “hidden” sub forums for paid members or moderators. It would be a nice addition as I also come here for Apple related news/discussions and have zero interest in political nonsense. The ignore function works for me, but I wouldn’t mind not even being able to see that sub forum.
 

Strelok

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might have a solution. hang on.
So the forum is technically "hidden" but I can still click on threads that show up in the "Latest Posts" section on the right hand side. Almost there, but I would be OK if this is all that can be done!
 

ZeitGeist

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I don’t see how a workaround is possible other than creating a whole new site that is just for politics.
This would seem like the best idea - just create politics.macrumors.com as a separate site, and segregate that commenting pool, that way. It would improve MacRumors as a whole, as well.

might have a solution. hang on.
So the forum is technically "hidden" but I can still click on threads that show up in the "Latest Posts" section on the right hand side. Almost there, but I would be OK if this is all that can be done!
Making the Forum hidden doesn't work, since threads still show up when looking at 'Latest Posts, as Strelok points out, as well as on Tapatalk.

The real problem is simply the presence of a PRSI section on this forum, and allowing it on here - when the real solution is to simply eliminate any and all PRSI used sections or discussions.

I've seen other forums struggle in the same manner, attempting to cater to the lowest common denominator, and ultimately what I ended up doing is launch a similar forum, that simply, by policy, does not allow any politics or religious discussion - and guess what? That forum inevitably thrived because not only are the disruptive imbeciles eliminated, but it also attracted higher quality members that appreciate a focused forum, without the PRSI cruft.

This might end up happening here as well, inevitably, since there are a number of Mac based fora that are weighed down by politics sections, or political bias (MacNN forums being the worst), and I have no doubt there are a lot of people looking for better quality environments to discuss and debate Apple tech.
 
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Fireproof!

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Seems like makinight the PRSI section require “permissions” like the Marketplace does, would be the answer. Because I don’t believe you can see marketplace posts in “latest posts” if you don’t have permissions.

But this would require that they re-do all user groups to allow for it.

(Just guessing based on other forum software I’ve used...)
 

arn

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We may be able to effectively ban users from the political forums, which will prevent them from seeing them -- even in Tapatalk.

It will also mean you can't visit comment threads from the front page that end up in politics.

arn
 

Strelok

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Don't see it in the latest posts section anymore and going to the thread from the front page gives a no access error. Perfect, thank you 👍
 

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Howard2k

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If only there was a way to come to a forum and not open a particular sub-forum or thread...
 

MacNut

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Awesome. I don’t understand why so many people come to a tech forum to talk politics.
then again I don’t understand why MR has that forum in the first place.
20 years ago politics wasn’t as polarized as it is now and the site was small so it wasn’t a big deal.
 
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