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    need a profile feature to weed out forums

    Someone let me know if this already exists and where to find it:

    I would LOVE to see a feature in my user settings where I can select which forums are displayed in the Recent Threads list.

    Then, I can turn off "Off Topic" so I don't have to see a full page of threads asking "What's your favorite color", "What's your favorite number", "Best Beer", "Smallest midget", "Worst gift you've ever received", etc...

    I would love to be able to come to this site and see a bunch of threads about ISU. Then, I could still click the "Off Topic" forum from the menu to see them. This would also eliminate the need to automatically drop the "In-State Rivals" threads from the Recent Threads list. Each user would have the ability to select or deselect a group of forums in their user settings to display on the Recent Threads list.



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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    Quote Originally Posted by iowast8fan View Post
    Someone let me know if this already exists and where to find it:

    I would LOVE to see a feature in my user settings where I can select which forums are displayed in the Recent Threads list.

    Then, I can turn off "Off Topic" so I don't have to see a full page of threads asking "What's your favorite color", "What's your favorite number", "Best Beer", "Smallest midget", "Worst gift you've ever received", etc...

    I would love to be able to come to this site and see a bunch of threads about ISU. Then, I could still click the "Off Topic" forum from the menu to see them. This would also eliminate the need to automatically drop the "In-State Rivals" threads from the Recent Threads list. Each user would have the ability to select or deselect a group of forums in their user settings to display on the Recent Threads list.
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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
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    I get what you are saying, but....I have been going to team message boards since around 2001. The format that CF has, is probably one of the most successful out there. Especially when you compare it's volume to relative athletic success. IMHO, part of what makes this site successful is the ability to discuss off topic issues. Most boards have that, but not all keep them in the fore front. I think it would be hard to quantify how many people stick around to discuss ISU after going through off topic, but I bet it is significant.


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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    Quote Originally Posted by linkshero View Post
    I get what you are saying, but....I have been going to team message boards since around 2001. The format that CF has, is probably one of the most successful out there. Especially when you compare it's volume to relative athletic success. IMHO, part of what makes this site successful is the ability to discuss off topic issues. Most boards have that, but not all keep them in the fore front. I think it would be hard to quantify how many people stick around to discuss ISU after going through off topic, but I bet it is significant.
    True, but I was envisioning this being an optional feature that you'd have to opt-in. Casual users probably wouldn't even know it was there and us long-time users could use it to weed out stuff we want to see less frequently.



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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    Quote Originally Posted by linkshero View Post
    I get what you are saying, but....I have been going to team message boards since around 2001. The format that CF has, is probably one of the most successful out there. Especially when you compare it's volume to relative athletic success. IMHO, part of what makes this site successful is the ability to discuss off topic issues. Most boards have that, but not all keep them in the fore front. I think it would be hard to quantify how many people stick around to discuss ISU after going through off topic, but I bet it is significant.
    I am in no way suggesting the riddance of off topic or even eliminating it from the front "Recent Posts" section for those who like it. I am merely making a suggestion that we have the opportunity to turn it off by selecting the list of forums each individual would like to see displayed in the "Recent Posts" section. Those who enjoy it, and many do, can keep it selected and continue seeing and participating. Those who would like to filter the crap off the front page of the forums, can also do so.

    Win-Win!!



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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    This would be a really great feature.



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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    Quote Originally Posted by iowast8fan View Post
    Someone let me know if this already exists and where to find it:

    I would LOVE to see a feature in my user settings where I can select which forums are displayed in the Recent Threads list.

    Then, I can turn off "Off Topic" so I don't have to see a full page of threads asking "What's your favorite color", "What's your favorite number", "Best Beer", "Smallest midget", "Worst gift you've ever received", etc...

    I would love to be able to come to this site and see a bunch of threads about ISU. Then, I could still click the "Off Topic" forum from the menu to see them. This would also eliminate the need to automatically drop the "In-State Rivals" threads from the Recent Threads list. Each user would have the ability to select or deselect a group of forums in their user settings to display on the Recent Threads list.
    This has been brought up multiple times, with never an answer. I am in favor of it. We don't need to eliminate any forums, just give me the choice of which ones I want in the NEW POSTS.



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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    Quote Originally Posted by NebrClone View Post
    This has been brought up multiple times, with never an answer. I am in favor of it. We don't need to eliminate any forums, just give me the choice of which ones I want in the NEW POSTS.
    It all depends on vBulletin (the bulletin board software CF uses). If they have something already available, then great. Otherwise, it has to be designed and coded by hand.

    Not to say that it can't be done, but something like that would take a little time to implement.



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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    I think that it is never answered because the answer is do not visit this site between April and August if you don't want to see Off Topic.



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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    I think that it is never answered because the answer is do not visit this site between April and August if you don't want to see Off Topic.
    Exactly. I don't know how often other people visit the site, but I'm on often enough that a forum front page like that would seem like a place where time stood still. I never quite got this line of thinking, since you can simply go over to the left and click one button to go directly to football, basketball, or whatever. Is that really too much work?



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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Exactly. I don't know how often other people visit the site, but I'm on often enough that a forum front page like that would seem like a place where time stood still. I never quite got this line of thinking, since you can simply go over to the left and click one button to go directly to football, basketball, or whatever. Is that really too much work?
    Exactly.

    Though if we did do this, i wouldnt remove the offtopic section, but in that case I would like to request the option to do the same with the pro sports section, as i couldnt care less about MLB during the summer.



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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    Quote Originally Posted by NebrClone View Post
    This has been brought up multiple times, with never an answer. I am in favor of it. We don't need to eliminate any forums, just give me the choice of which ones I want in the NEW POSTS.
    I believe it's on the list of desired features currently. Don't quote me, but I seem to remember back from a long time ago that it would require some fairly detailed custom coding. (This may be obsolete information, or I could be remembering incorrectly, but that's what I seem to remember from previous requests.)


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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    Up until a few weeks ago, I was wishing for the same function - to hide all MBB threads.



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    Re: need a profile feature to weed out forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Exactly. I don't know how often other people visit the site, but I'm on often enough that a forum front page like that would seem like a place where time stood still. I never quite got this line of thinking, since you can simply go over to the left and click one button to go directly to football, basketball, or whatever. Is that really too much work?
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