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    Exclamation Betting lines

    Do these really need to be on the main page?



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    Re: Betting lines

    yes. a lot of times these turn into the game threads. if nobody posts in them, they'll drop off the front page rather quickly.



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    Re: Betting lines

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    yes. a lot of times these turn into the game threads. if nobody posts in them, they'll drop off the front page rather quickly.
    When we get flooded with them other worthy threads go to the cave quickly...



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    Re: Betting lines

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
    When we get flooded with them other worthy threads go to the cave quickly...
    and they'll pop back up rather quickly when someone posts in them.



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    Re: Betting lines

    Yes, they do need to be on the front page.

    Click "New Posts" over on the left side of the forum and you can page through all the new threads and skip past the betting board threads, if you wish. You can also apparently choose to remove all betting board threads from your browsing in the user CP, but I don't care so I'm not quite sure how that's done.



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    Re: Betting lines

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    and they'll pop back up rather quickly when someone posts in them.
    I agree with you man, but you're fighting a losing battle.



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    Re: Betting lines

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    I agree with you man, but you're fighting a losing battle.
    I wouldnt say i'm on the losing side of this one. It comes up every couple months, and the same responses are given every time, and the betting threads continue.

    As i said in the other linked thread, itd be great if we could make every forum like the politics forum and let everyone opt in and out of what appears on their front page.



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    Re: Betting lines

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Yes, they do need to be on the front page.

    Click "New Posts" over on the left side of the forum and you can page through all the new threads and skip past the betting board threads, if you wish. You can also apparently choose to remove all betting board threads from your browsing in the user CP, but I don't care so I'm not quite sure how that's done.
    You can't skip them unless you go into that forum and click the button that says "save forum as read".

    Also, I'm willing to bet that no more than 15% of the members on this board actively "bet".


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    Re: Betting lines

    Yes - it's better than most of the crap on the front page when we are not in FB or MBB season.



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    Re: Betting lines

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    Yes - it's better than most of the crap on the front page when we are not in FB or MBB season.
    Such as all the "top 5" threads!!!



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    Re: Betting lines

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    I wouldnt say i'm on the losing side of this one. It comes up every couple months, and the same responses are given every time, and the betting threads continue.

    As i said in the other linked thread, itd be great if we could make every forum like the politics forum and let everyone opt in and out of what appears on their front page.
    This is what I would prefer as well. It seems like it would be fairly easy to do.



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    Re: Betting lines

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
    This is what I would prefer as well. It seems like it would be fairly easy to do.
    I'll betcha if it was that easy it'd be done already.

    And as a programmer, it'd be a total pain in the ***.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I'll betcha if it was that easy it'd be done already.

    And as a programmer, it'd be a total pain in the ***.
    if its already been done before for the politics forum, it might not be that hard to replicate that code (anyone who's done any programming has probably done a lot of 'copy-paste-alter to suit a new use'). having no idea what it looks like though, maybe not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I'll betcha if it was that easy it'd be done already.

    And as a programmer, it'd be a total pain in the ***.
    I'm in my first year in software engineering. Haven't learned anything about websites, but it seems like it would be pretty simple to add on to the politics option.



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