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    Exclamation Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Forums

    Going forward, we will be making the Betting Boards, Gaming & Hobbies, In-State Rivals, and Politics Forums as opt-in only.

    In order to accommodate the frequently requested functionality for users to decide what forums they see and what posts/threads they see on various portions of the site, we have greatly enhanced what happens when you opt-in to the specific forums often times requested.

    I have added code that will drive what threads you see throughout the site based on if you have elected to opt-in to one or more of the above mentioned groups - previously this was a half-baked, very buggy functionality. If you do not opt-in to view the above mentioned forums, you will not see any reference to them on the Forum home page, the Recent Threads section, the Activity Stream, within User Profiles, or in the New Posts section. Essentially, you will not know they exist.

    To opt-in to any of the above mentioned forums, click on the link below - note that it can also be found under the Quick Links menu in the navbar, as well as a tab within your User Control Panel. You can change your opt-in/out status at any time with no side-effects.

    You can opt-in now and we'll enforce the new methodology later in the week.

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...editusergroups


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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    Coolio!



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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    Thanks, Jeremy!



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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    The politics threads are still clogging up on the Forums page, even though politics is not selected for opting in. Before I selected the two groups I wanted to opt in, the politics threads did NOT show up on the Forums page. Something isn't working correctly.


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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    I'm working on all the changes right now - thanks.


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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    This is a great deal. It will take some effort to complain about, but there must be a way!


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    Thanks for your hard work.



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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    where did all my CyBookie $'s go?



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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    where did all my CyBookie $'s go?
    CycloneErik took them all and traded them in for coupons when no one was looking. I think he got a buy one get one free clonecones with them.


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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    CycloneErik took them all and traded them in for coupons when no one was looking. I think he got a buy one get one free clonecones with them.





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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    This will probably be one of my favorite changes with the new site because it will eliminate the threads about each of these threads appearing on the front page.



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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    I'll just say this once for the group. Why does it have to be opt-in, why can't it be opt out. Gaming and Hobbies isn't a forum that causes a lot of heated debate that people aren't looking for such as politics and in-state rivals.

    If people don't like to see a mafia thread on the front page, why can't they opt out instead of having new users or those users who have never explored a game not to be able to see it at all. It's not like they are going to go stumbling around the site for these hidden forums they don't know about.

    There have been many people who lurk the site forever who become active members through something being discussed/played on the gaming forum. Now they would never see these. It's your site traffic though.



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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    I'll just say this once for the group. Why does it have to be opt-in, why can't it be opt out. Gaming and Hobbies isn't a forum that causes a lot of heated debate that people aren't looking for such as politics and in-state rivals.

    If people don't like to see a mafia thread on the front page, why can't they opt out instead of having new users or those users who have never explored a game not to be able to see it at all. It's not like they are going to go stumbling around the site for these hidden forums they don't know about.

    There have been many people who lurk the site forever who become active members through something being discussed/played on the gaming forum. Now they would never see these. It's your site traffic though.
    I would probably agree with this. By making them invisible to everyone that doesn't already know they are here, you could really drive down the traffic to those forums. Love the user control for all of these, that has been a long time coming, but I would set it up as an opt-out model.



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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    Quote Originally Posted by Buster28 View Post
    The politics threads are still clogging up on the Forums page, even though politics is not selected for opting in. Before I selected the two groups I wanted to opt in, the politics threads did NOT show up on the Forums page. Something isn't working correctly.
    Seems to be fine now, so whatever was done in the interim worked. Thanks!


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    Re: Big Changes To Accessing Betting Boards, Gaming, In-State Rivals, and Politics Fo

    I like the way I used to be able to view the politics/in-state rivals forum without having it appear on my front page - I could go there when I felt like it without having it on my recent threads. It was nice because I don't care enough to have it on the front page but it was good for a little entertainment once in a while. Now it looks like it's all or nothing. Not a big deal, and I suppose I can just change my settings to view them, but I did like that option.



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