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Discussion in 'Admin/Mod Help Forum' started by Niall, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Feb 9, 2018
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    Out of the box XenForo only allows you to ignore specific users but we've now installed a new add-on to allow you to ignore specific threads and even entire forums.

    To ignore a thread look for the link at the top of the discussion:
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    To ignore an entire forum, look for the link at the top of the thread list for that forum:
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    And to manage/change what you're ignoring, there are links in the account dropdown menu:


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    Note:
    Ignoring of threads does not work on the thread listings on the homepage. That's a separate add-on and updating that to work with this extended ignore add-on is not a priority right now.

    If you have any questions, don't bother asking me because I'm now ignoring this thread! :D

    Bye!
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018
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    Utdfrom2002 Full Member

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    Awesome!
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    Nice one, Damien's workload just halved.

    :lol:
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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    Yeah. I requested it to save the forum.
  6. Feb 9, 2018
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    Charles Miller Full Member

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    Why to ignore users or threads? Many people have such a spoiled nature that only want to hear opinions that will confirm what they already think.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Great.
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    Akshay Moderator Staff

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    It means people who complained about the football or other drafts can now just hide those. Ditto with any long running topics you just have no interest in.
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    Charles Miller Full Member

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    Oh, fair enough. But still i dont agree with ignoring users.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Will be handy after our next loss.
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    Mrs Smoker Full Member

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    Quick question. If someone quotes or mention you in ignored thread/forums, will we still get an alert?
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    Arruda Love is in the air, everywhere I look around

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    I never understood it either, but to each his own I guess.
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    Ultimate Grib Full Member

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    Great work, next step please work on an auto-ignore feature for any threads containing + [ DRAFT ] + in the title or started by + [ IAN REUS ] + Many thanks.
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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    You might as well just pop me on ignore, old boy as I plan on creating 58 threads over the weekend and 2 of them have your username in the title. :smirk:
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Think the opposite. The forum would have been unbearable without the ignore button and it's not related to have a different opinion only.
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    Ultimate Grib Full Member

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    Looking forward to ignoring 56 of them, I'm vain like that :p
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    Not sure but I would think you will still get the alert.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Interesting thought. If only there was someone who could start a discussion thread on it.
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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    :cool:
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Ignored threads still appear when I click the tabs at the top.

    So for example, if I ignore "Rugby 2018 Discussion" - (who gives a toss).

    Then the thread disappears when i'm in Other Sport forum. But if I click the General tab at the top it's still listed?
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    Read my OP again.
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Ah my bad, missed that bad.

    Edit: can't type today. I'll go back to bed.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    What will Damian do with his time now then?
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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    He can finally read all those PMs.
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    Member 5225 Guest

    Totally agree - thought it was just me (that thought this)
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Did Ian say something?
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    MDFC Manager Full Member

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    Excellent news.
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    Class of 63 Full Member

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    Sorry am I being ubber thick here, but if you want to ignore a thread wouldn't you just not open it ?
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    unchanged_lineup Tarheel Tech Wizard

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    My ignore list will be half of the caf #filterbubble :)
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    Ødegaard formerly MrEriksen Scout

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    Good update to the site. :)
    For those wondering:
    This was possible before but you had to put the OP on ignore in order to get rid of threads.
    A lot of us enjoy the self-moderation that the Caf offers.
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    prateik Full Member

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    Thanks. Thread ignore function is wonderful .
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    No Idea For Nickname Full Member

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    Oh, does this mean I can ignore all threads about Ronaldo, Bale... All the City players, and what not players I don't care about?

    yeeeey
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    Vato Watches other men wank.Supports Real.Coincidence?

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    The only thing I don't really like is that you don't see the 'new posts' link in the black bar. Instead now you see 'FAQ', 'threads you ignore' and 'forums you ignore' on the black bar when you are in a thread. So you always have to do an extra click to get to the 'new posts' function. At least on mobile, haven't seen the interface on a pc yet.

    Surely the 'new posts' is used more by everyone than the ones just added?

    Edit - Apparently on landscape mode it's still the same as it used to be, it's just portrait mode that doesn't show the 'new posts' function.
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    Xcited Full Member

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    Brilliant :)
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    @Niall love the idea of the new feature, I can definitely see it coming in useful at times, thanks very much!

    Just a small request - would it be possible to move "New Posts" along to the far right after "Forums you Ignore"? It's a button myself and I'm sure the majority of other people use a lot so it's nice to be able to point your mouse straight towards it rather than having to concentrate on exactly which bit of text it is. (Lazy/Pedantic, I know:( ). Also if the mobile theme is dynamic is might mean it is visible by default again as it's currently hidden with the two new options visible.
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    Top twitter thread suggester

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    Great stuff Niall, although as you stated it's useless for those of us who only use the tabs on the front page.
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    Verminator Full Member

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    The tabs are pissing me off.
    I have to keep pressing page back to get to the "what's new" tab.
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    Verminator Full Member

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    It's OK. Found that the "..." allows me to get to the "New posts" link.
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    Mr Pigeon baldy fatty bum bum

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    I'm amazed that Niall spent an entire 10 quid on the forum to provide this, that must have hurt him.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    The “New Posts” link not being visible on mobile is definitely a pain. I’ll see if I can sort that out.