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    Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    Just throwin' this out there...

    It seems that the Recent Threads page that comes up when opening Cyclonefanatic.com sometimes gets overwhelmed by betting events. A few minutes ago, 6 of the 10 threads listed were betting events. These threads don't get many hits, but push other stuff off the Recent Threads page.

    Perhaps betting events could be left off the Recent Threads page, like the Politics forum was. I'm sure the gambling-aholics are checking the betting forum anyway.


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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    I'd agree but they're also often used as game threads for various events. For me it's nice to see right away what's being discussed.



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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    Thumbs up to that idea. I'd really like betting events to be kept in the Betting forums. Like you said, those who bet are checking that forum anyway, and the events shove the rest of the threads off the front page.


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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    I'd agree but they're also often used as game threads for various events. For me it's nice to see right away what's being discussed.
    Sometimes that's the case, but right now on the betting page, 16 of the first 20 threads have less than 5 posts in them.


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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    I'm part of the problem. Beings that I work for an NCAA school, I can't post betting threads during the day. When I do Baseball games, I have a short period of time to get them posted onto the forums when I get home before they start. If I were able to post during the day, I wouldn't have to post so many in a short period of time.


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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    I'm part of the problem. Beings that I work for an NCAA school, I can't post betting threads during the day. When I do Baseball games, I have a short period of time to get them posted onto the forums when I get home before they start. If I were able to post during the day, I wouldn't have to post so many in a short period of time.
    It's not to blame anyone because everyones contribution counts. But I am with the original post, I like to see recent Cyclone related posts that don't include betting or gaming.


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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    Click on the betting forum section, then click on forum tools (on the right, 2nd level of menu buttons). Under that, click on mark this forum read or something like that.



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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    Taking the betting events off the Recent threads page is a good idea.

    I'd also like to be able to take the "Off Topic" threads off there. Pretty much daily, it's just linked articles from Yahoo or CNN etc that I'll read when I visit that site right after I read what everyone is talking about regarding the Cyclones.



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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    I'm still a fan of the feature talked about a while back...users being able to select the forum sections that show up in the Recent Threads (home page).



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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    If people don't post on them they will go away shortly anyway, if they are popular they will stay up. I see no reason to take them down...



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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    If people don't post on them they will go away shortly anyway, if they are popular they will stay up. I see no reason to take them down...
    I agree, they are recent threads. If someone want's to be specific, they can click each forum they want individually.


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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    If people don't post on them they will go away shortly anyway, if they are popular they will stay up. I see no reason to take them down...
    That's my thought as well. A lot of times I find out what the hot game of the night is because I see a thread showing up a lot and I get to read what is going on or turn the game on.


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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    Unless it is selectable I don't want them to be removed. The betting threads get used for most in game discussion so I like them to pop up on the main page.



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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    I don't have a problem with it, I just think the threads available to discuss this summer have been, well...offseason stuff that makes you want the first kick to start immediately.



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    Re: Take betting events off of the Recent Threads page

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I'm still a fan of the feature talked about a while back...users being able to select the forum sections that show up in the Recent Threads (home page).
    This idea is the winner IMO. I would love to be able to pick and choose, like a good Chinese Buffet.


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