Apr 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm #1272471
Bob BankheadBPL Member
@wandering_bobLocale: Oregon, USA
The number of rediculous political and anti-social threads on CHAFF are getting out of hand and filling my screen with posts I'll never read.
Can the software be set to allow BPL members – especially Life Members – to elect which of the many possible forums we want to see? The default could be "view all". Unselect whichever forums you want to hide and those would not appear when you click on New Posts Since Last Visit.
I joined BPL for the articles and relevant forum discussions; not to be bombarded by a lot of irrelevant junk.
End rant.Apr 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm #1726245
It would be great if you could choose which forms to include in the Recent Threads option as I would like to exclude the Gear Swap and Chaff.Apr 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm #1726277
d kBPL Member
I agree; it's making it difficult for me to find really helpful new posts without spending hours wading through the other stuff. The result is that I'm not reading much except titles of new posts.Apr 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm #1726294
Nathan VBPL Member
@junkLocale: The Great Lake State
+2, Great idea, Bob.Apr 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm #1726333
Michael RayBPL Member
> It would be great if you could choose which forms to include in the Recent Threads option as I would like to exclude the Gear Swap and Chaff.
+1 (or +3)Apr 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm #1726342
There is a (rather inelegant) way to do this, if you've got a decent web browser. Create a folder on your browser bar. Open each forum you'd like to peruse, and save that page as a bookmark to the created folder. When you're done, set that folder to open automatically on launch, and each bookmark will open in its own tab with the most current post in that forum at the top.
That way, you only open the forums you want to see, and not be bothered with those you don't want to see.
Like I said, rather inelegant, but it works, and could be a stopgap measure until the software is updated or changed.
FWIW.Apr 19, 2011 at 8:52 am #1726555
@akajutLocale: Central Oklahoma
+1 It would be nice to have some check boxes that would hide/unhide certain forums. It seems like it would be easiest with CSS classes for each forum.
In the mean time, I've found it is easiest to scan the boards by going to the "New Posts Since Last Visit" and then under "Sort by" choose "Forum Ascending" I then scroll past the forums I'm not interested in.Apr 19, 2011 at 8:54 am #1726558
Sam HaraldsonBPL Member
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
Patching the current software is unfortunately not a cost-effective thing for us to do at this time. This issue will be addressed in our eventual software update however. I agree and I would prefer to have more control over what I do and don't view in the forums.
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