Possible to filter out iPhone/Touch posts?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by wordmunger, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    #1
    Am I the only one who's getting completely sick of all the iPhone/iPod touch posts, especially the hacking threads?

    I really would like to see a MacRumors without all the iPhone stuff. I just don't care about it. If we can't get these people their own site/forum, could we at least have a way to filter them out of New Posts?

    edit: I see we can filter Forum Spy... maybe I'll start using that more...
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    #2
    that's what I do. Works well enough. Give it a try
     
  3. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Or you could do this for new posts, from the sticky at the top of this forum
     
  4. wordmunger thread starter macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    #4
    Ha! That works great!

    For the truly lazy, here are the forums I excluded:

    99,109,108,105,104,113

    Just go to this page:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/profile.php?do=editoptions

    And enter in the "exclude forums" box.

    If, like me, you have bookmarked the "new posts" search, you'll need to rebookmark it for it to work. [update: it doesn't seem to work at all from a bookmark.]

    The forums I excluded are these:

    iPhone (99), IPhone tips (109), iPhone accessories (108), iPHone apps (105), iPhone purchaser meetups (104), and iPod Touch (113). I kept iPhone news discussion (107), but you could delete that one too if you wanted....
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    #5
    Once you click the New Posts link, it turns into a search. If you bookmark the search, it won't do a new search the next time.

    However, you can do the following: Click New Posts and save the bookmark. Then go to your Bookmarks window and edit the bookmark's URL. Set it to this:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?do=getnew​
    In this version, I've excluded some forums:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?do=getnew&exclude=1,2,3,4,5​
     
  6. valdore macrumors 65816

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    #6
    Yeah, the iPod and iPhone forums are completely boring and irrelevant to me also.
     

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