Way to filter out new members' posts?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ahaaja, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. ahaaja macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    Hey fellow members,

    Is there a way that I can read this forum without having to see all the posts by members who joined recently (say within the last two years)? It is all knowledge-ignorant, spamish complaints, and it takes a toll on my mental health to read it. A bit like watching Donald Trump.


    If not, maybe it could be a function that would be worth introducing?

    Best regards
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I block people who joined in 2008. Horrible year. Believe me. Terrible people. You know what I mean? Many are saying it was the worst year ever. Horrible year. Terrible people. Sad.
  3. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    I know, and feel and understand your pain.

    In wine terms, some might not view it as a vintage year. Then again, others just might........
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Bigly bad.
  5. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    I didn't realize there was a year 2008. When did that happen?
  6. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    In the mists of hidden and forgotten time, the dawn of prehistory.
  7. LizKat macrumors 603


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    Right before 2012 iirc....

    Election years bring out the best in us.

    Same as years that bring out a completely new Apple product line, or discontinue one....
  8. Scepticalscribe, Oct 29, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2016

    Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Re 2008, well, therein lies a tale.

    Until then, I had used Windows, because it was what I knew. A few friends - oddly individuals - guys - with whom I had worked abroad - recommended Apple, and encouraged me to think about switching, advising me that they thought I would love it.

    Then, sort of persuaded, in May 2008, I bought myself a MBP - a belated birthday gift, and had to set about learning how to use it, and how it worked. That was when I started lurking on this site, and finally joined, in late July of that year, as I had a few questions I wished to ask.

    However, in August, a conflict broke out between Georgia and Russia, and - by September - I had been asked to travel there.

    I didn't take my MBP, and so, I missed my MBP - I didn't get home (on leave) for over six months - and - as it happened, lacking a TV, I also missed the entire latter part of the US election (though I did catch Mr McCain's gracious concession speech, and Mr Obama's speech immediately after he had won the election).

    Strange how different the world looks from different perspectives, and not just geographically. This thread had to remind me of just how - intense - the US can become at such times. And I had clean forgotten that.
  9. bunnspecial macrumors 604


    May 3, 2014
    Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.

    I've seen some great stuff and a lot of knowledge coming from people who joined recently.

    I've also seen endless streams of crap from people who have been here for ages.

    Aside from that, I spend most of mine time in the tech forums(one specifically). In the forum where I spend most of my time, we get a lot of new members who need an answer to a question and there are few better places on the internet to get an answer.

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