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    In-State Rivals Forum

    There has been a lot of chatter recently that we talk too much about the Hawkeyes, but that we have an In-State Rivals forum that is made for this purpose.

    It seems to me that one solution to this problem would be to prevent threads in the In-State rivals section from showing up in the "Recent Threads", similar to how the Politics forum is handled. Or, if possible, allow the users themselves to set which forums show up in the "Recent Threads" and "New Posts".

    Thoughts?



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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    I think it would be nice if you could choose. No idea though on how much work that would take to make it happen.



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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    We discussed making it not show up on the front page. It is certainly possible to do that. The problem with doing anything is that people are going to talk about Iowa, regardless of how much other people don't want it. If they don't see it on the front page, they'll post something that will show up there. It becomes something that becomes causes friction in its own way, because then people get angry when their threads are moved to the appropriate forum, since it doesn't show up on the front page (some of this happens now with politics).

    If that makes sense.


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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by ahaselhu View Post
    There has been a lot of chatter recently that we talk too much about the Hawkeyes, but that we have an In-State Rivals forum that is made for this purpose.

    It seems to me that one solution to this problem would be to prevent threads in the In-State rivals section from showing up in the "Recent Threads", similar to how the Politics forum is handled. Or, if possible, allow the users themselves to set which forums show up in the "Recent Threads" and "New Posts".

    Thoughts?
    Don't read the front page.



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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by ahaselhu View Post
    It seems to me that one solution to this problem would be to prevent threads in the In-State rivals section from showing up in the "Recent Threads", similar to how the Politics forum is handled.
    Good post. I was thinking the same solution a few days ago. The "Maine Breakdown" post was almost the last straw for me.

    The "if you don't want to read it, then don't click on it" theory is tough to execute in real-life when the homepage (Recent Threads) is littered with Hawk trash all the time.



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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    Pretty soon nothing is going to appear on the front page if we keep deleting everything. I vote for leaving it.


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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by ahaselhu View Post
    There has been a lot of chatter recently that we talk too much about the Hawkeyes, but that we have an In-State Rivals forum that is made for this purpose.

    It seems to me that one solution to this problem would be to prevent threads in the In-State rivals section from showing up in the "Recent Threads", similar to how the Politics forum is handled. Or, if possible, allow the users themselves to set which forums show up in the "Recent Threads" and "New Posts".

    Thoughts?
    Yes, please prevent In-State rivals section from showing up in Recent threads.. Just IMO.. Honestly, I would rather be locked in a room with Fran Drescher for three weeks than have to read what most Hawk fans have to say..



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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    I'd kind of prefer it, kind of an out of sight, out of mind thing for me, just like the political threads. I hated reading them but when I saw something about it on the main cyclonefanatic.com page, I just couldn't resist. Then I had to run to the bathroom and scrub the pain away, similar to the Iowa threads.

    Honestly to the casual visitor they really probably do think we are completely obsessed with Iowa.



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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    I think it would be nice if you could choose. No idea though on how much work that would take to make it happen.
    I also like that idea. Kind of a "myCycloneFanatic". Probably not easy to do, but it's just a thought.



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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Pretty soon nothing is going to appear on the front page if we keep deleting everything. I vote for leaving it.
    Perhaps nothing... except ISU related content on an ISU themed message board.



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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I'd kind of prefer it, kind of an out of sight, out of mind thing for me, just like the political threads. I hated reading them but when I saw something about it on the main cyclonefanatic.com page, I just couldn't resist. Then I had to run to the bathroom and scrub the pain away, similar to the Iowa threads.

    Honestly to the casual visitor they really probably do think we are completely obsessed with Iowa.
    They think we are obsessed with Iowa because a lot of people on here are.

    I still don't think "In-State" rival posts should be taken off the front page... What about all the other NON ISU topics... should they be removed too?



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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    To me it's kinda like going to the state fair. Once in awhile it's just nice to be reminded about how good you really have it. If I stop seeing all this Hawk stuff show up, I might lose that.



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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Perhaps nothing... except ISU related content on an ISU themed message board.
    A message board loses a lot of its strength if it becomes focused completely on one topic.



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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Honestly to the casual visitor they really probably do think we are completely obsessed with Iowa.
    Many are.



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    Re: In-State Rivals Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Drizzle View Post
    Yes, please prevent In-State rivals section from showing up in Recent threads.. Just IMO.. Honestly, I would rather be locked in a room with Fran Drescher for three weeks than have to read what most Hawk fans have to say..

    Would Fran be nekkid?



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