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Title: "Ignore Boards" (new feature)
Post by: Mr. Bill on August 07, 2011, 08:40:51 PM
We just discovered and enabled a useful feature of our forum software: you can now select specific boards to "ignore".

I say "ignore" in quotes, because you won't lose access to these boards entirely.  Here's what will happen if you "ignore" a board:

However:

To use this feature, go to your Profile > Modify Profile > Ignore Boards Options, mark the boards you want to ignore, and click "Change profile" at the bottom.
Title: Re: "Ignore Boards" (new feature)
Post by: Ada on August 11, 2011, 03:16:25 PM
Time to ignore out the boards about gardening,  I hate gardening >:(
Title: Re: "Ignore Boards" (new feature)
Post by: Pathfinder on August 11, 2011, 06:17:59 PM
Time to ignore out the boards about gardening,  I hate gardening >:(

I'm with you, Ada!!!!!!    ;D

And yet, I have tomato plants, horseradish (thankfully a perennial) and herbs (ditto).
Title: Re: "Ignore Boards" (new feature)
Post by: MightyRunt on August 14, 2011, 12:57:00 PM
Thankyou for your efforts in discovering this option!!
Title: Re: "Ignore Boards" (new feature)
Post by: endurance on August 26, 2011, 11:13:46 AM
Time to ignore out the boards about gardening,  I hate gardening >:(
Time to ignore the threads on zombie apocolypse, I hate zombies >:(

 ;)
Title: Re: "Ignore Boards" (new feature)
Post by: MrThirteen on October 11, 2011, 01:31:53 PM
ALL CAPS ON PURPOSE BECAUSE I AM YELLING WITH JOY!

THIS FEATURE WILL MAKE THESE BOARDS EVEN MORE AWESOME!

THANK YOU!
Title: Re: "Ignore Boards" (new feature)
Post by: Oil Lady on March 03, 2012, 11:59:33 AM
I have never once activated this "ignore boards" feature. However, just now I clicked into "replies" and the entire screen shows me nothing. And then just now I clicked into "unread posts" and again the whole screen shows nothing.

I think the board is ignoring me. :(




::ETA::

Here's what it says when I click "Replies"

No unread topics found since your last visit. Click here to try all unread topics.

And here's what it says when I click "Unread"

No messages... 




::ETA 2::

Okay, I just looked in my profile, and I reviewed the "ignore boards" feature, and none of the boxes are checked off in my "ignore boards" feature.  But yet my profile is choosing to ignore the boards.
Title: Re: "Ignore Boards" (new feature)
Post by: Mr. Bill on March 03, 2012, 12:53:39 PM
I have never once activated this "ignore boards" feature. However, just now I clicked into "replies" and the entire screen shows me nothing. And then just now I clicked into "unread posts" and again the whole screen shows nothing. ...

I don't think this is related to the "Ignore Boards" feature.  Either the forum is acting up (which it might do, if the database has acquired a glitch), or it's acting normally and you've run into one of it's quirky ideas about what "normally" is.

"Show unread posts since last visit" sometimes has a very odd idea of when your last visit was.  This has something to do with "sessions", which are a mechanism the forum software uses to keep track of you.  I've never read a good explanation of how "sessions" work, but sometimes they are shorter than one visit, and sometimes they encompass several visits.  So sometimes the list of unread posts is very short and sometimes it's very long.  AFAIK, we can't do anything about this quirk.

"Show new replies to your posts" usually works the way you'd expect.  But if you have, in fact, looked at every thread where somebody has replied to one of your posts, this list will be empty.

Anyway, that's what should happen if it's working right.  If it's not working right, we probably need to run a database repair.
Title: Re: "Ignore Boards" (new feature)
Post by: cheryl1 on March 03, 2012, 01:07:24 PM
I have never once activated this "ignore boards" feature. However, just now I clicked into "replies" and the entire screen shows me nothing. And then just now I clicked into "unread posts" and again the whole screen shows nothing.

I think the board is ignoring me. :(

I had the same thing happen to me recently, but it went away after I logged out, restarted my phone, and logged back in.
Title: Re: "Ignore Boards" (new feature)
Post by: surfivor on January 04, 2018, 04:09:40 AM
Regarding the read only forums, I only really saw one contentious thread recently in the tin foil area. The tin foil section seemed much less contentious overall by far than the political discussion area. I wasn't really aware of political opinion stuff leaking out of the political discussion board all that much that I recall. Did that really happen much or did people just not use the ignore feature?