We made it easy to Ignore what you don't like

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  1. Jim

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    I'm always a little puzzled when someone has a moan about some content in the forum; because I always think. "If you don't like it, why click on it." However I do appreciate that sometimes this is easier said than done. Threads pop up in recent posts and we click on them and then immediately regret it or get involved in something we'd rather not.

    Some people hate political threads, others love them. Some like a good rant others don't. So in an effort to please most everyone; we've worked on a solution making it quick and easy to ignore whole forums or just one annoying thread. Rather than explain in text fully I knocked up a quick video during tonight's EU referendum debate ;) Thanks

     
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  2. Ambilkate

    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    Cannot play video whilst at Bagwell Jim internet is so crap here will check it out when we get home next week . 70 odd Funsters here may have the same prob :( THANKYOU X Ps hope Sian and Katie are feeling better x love from us three x
     
  3. jonandshell

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    I like to read everything, therefore I will be ignoring this thread!:)
     
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  4. Anthea M

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    Good video @Jim ! I'm ignoring nothing don't want to miss owt!! ;)
     
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  5. Howard H

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    A great feature Jim thanks (y)
     
  6. Graham and Jane

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    Good idea Jim. Well done
     
  7. Sabino

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    Fantastic and really useful piece of coding. Thanks.
     
  8. Abacist

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    I'll second that!

    New posts on what interest me now only just get to 4 pages instead of 5 previously.:)
     
  9. Barclaybasher

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    Isn't it an Englishman's right - no............ duty - to moan........?:whistle:

    ...............anyway most threads go 'off piste' so you might miss something to moan about



    ;)(y)
     
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  10. Badknee

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    Are you mad? Miss anything? No thanks. Good vid though, I'm going to ignore this thread. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  11. DavidG58

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    Thanks Jim, I even understood every bit of your tutorial (y)

    Now, can we get people to use the right section to post in, so many really random threads go in Motorhome Chat, it might be to do with the device they are being posted from maybe

    Also could be a good idea to create a Moon section for me to post in so it can be ignored :)
     
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  12. ****

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    No sound just now but is that ignoring whole forum sections I.E U shaped lounge rather than a thread within? Anyway that would be handy non the less as i think that main page is to large so now i can ignore sections i would not use. Pet hate is scrolling a large home page when sub forums could be used more.
     
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    What thread:imoutahere:
     
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    Could that be people being banned from forum sections just using that area for idle chit chat? If people use ignore rather than moan, bitch, report than that problem may get reduced.
     
  15. Jim

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    IMO The worst, and least friendly forums on the web are those that insist threads stay on topic and that posts MUST be posted in the correct forum. For many of our members, motorhome fun is/was their first foray into any form of social media. If newbies are worried about posting correctly or in the right place, many wont post at all.

    I feel sorry for newbies who start a post with "sorry of this is in the wrong place" obviously they have seen the zealots on other forums who delight in putting people right. That won't happen here.

    Who really cares if a post is in the wrong forum, I don't. If I see it I'll move it, if someone silently reports it I'll move it, but really, I don't think it's that important.
     
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  16. scotjimland

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    Very useful Jim..

    but when that doesn't work..

    this always does.. :)

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  17. DavidG58

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    @Jim I get your point and fully understand, my post was only really only in conjunction with the new feature allowing you to ignore a whole section
     
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    I love (and have already used) this new feature.

    I am so pathetically weak willed that, no matter how many, many, many times I shout at myself NOT to open a thread, the wretched little devil sitting on my shoulder tempts me to.

    It just gnaws away at me...

    "Go on, just one quick look, you don't need to post anything... go on, just one little click"

    ...and the next thing I know I am in the thick of it, getting all flustered, whilst my cornflakes go all soggy.

    The new feature takes away that evil temptation (although I still have to be disciplined, and not sneak a look, after clicking on the thread in order to reach the "Ignore this thread" button!)

    JJ :cool:
     
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  19. Minxy Girl

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    Great feature @Jim and also well done for getting through the speel without hiccuping!!!! :D

    It has however reminded me of a something which I would love to see which is a way of marking a thread which I want to be able to easily access for future reference without having to search for it.

    I know I can bookmark it in my browser but if I use a different machine obviously I don't have that bookmark so being able to 'tag' it in some way, or add it to a 'favourite thread list' would be great.

    As you've now provided the facility to ignore threads which creates a list could this same method be used to make a list of 'favourite' threads for quick reference which can be 'searchable' as I'm sure it will get long over time?
     
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    what about just making it a 'watched' thread.. ?

    you can then click on 'watched threads' from the tool bar
     
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