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Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Choose Forums to View on 04/18/2011 16:52:51 MDT Print View

The number of rediculous political and anti-social threads on CHAFF are getting out of hand and filling my screen with posts I'll never read.

Can the software be set to allow BPL members - especially Life Members - to elect which of the many possible forums we want to see? The default could be "view all". Unselect whichever forums you want to hide and those would not appear when you click on New Posts Since Last Visit.

I joined BPL for the articles and relevant forum discussions; not to be bombarded by a lot of irrelevant junk.

End rant.

Steve Bennett
(PackRat) - F
re: Choose Forums to View on 04/18/2011 17:06:03 MDT Print View

It would be great if you could choose which forms to include in the Recent Threads option as I would like to exclude the Gear Swap and Chaff.

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
+1 choose which forums on 04/18/2011 18:18:27 MDT Print View

I agree; it's making it difficult for me to find really helpful new posts without spending hours wading through the other stuff. The result is that I'm not reading much except titles of new posts.

Nathan V
(Junk) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lake State
re: Choose Forums to View on 04/18/2011 18:37:44 MDT Print View

+2, Great idea, Bob.

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: re: Choose Forums to View on 04/18/2011 19:36:42 MDT Print View

> It would be great if you could choose which forms to include in the Recent Threads option as I would like to exclude the Gear Swap and Chaff.

+1 (or +3)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Choose Forums to View on 04/18/2011 19:54:49 MDT Print View

There is a (rather inelegant) way to do this, if you've got a decent web browser. Create a folder on your browser bar. Open each forum you'd like to peruse, and save that page as a bookmark to the created folder. When you're done, set that folder to open automatically on launch, and each bookmark will open in its own tab with the most current post in that forum at the top.

That way, you only open the forums you want to see, and not be bothered with those you don't want to see.

Like I said, rather inelegant, but it works, and could be a stopgap measure until the software is updated or changed.

FWIW.

Justin McMinn
(akajut) - F

Locale: Central Oklahoma
Re: Choose Forums to View on 04/19/2011 09:52:12 MDT Print View

+1 It would be nice to have some check boxes that would hide/unhide certain forums. It seems like it would be easiest with CSS classes for each forum.

In the mean time, I've found it is easiest to scan the boards by going to the "New Posts Since Last Visit" and then under "Sort by" choose "Forum Ascending" I then scroll past the forums I'm not interested in.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Choose Forums to View on 04/19/2011 09:54:39 MDT Print View

Patching the current software is unfortunately not a cost-effective thing for us to do at this time. This issue will be addressed in our eventual software update however. I agree and I would prefer to have more control over what I do and don't view in the forums.