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Champs96ws
02-24-2014, 11:31 AM
The biggest issue that came up after the site upgrade 2 years ago, was the fact that members could no longer exclude a forum from the "NEW POSTS" link. It was a nice feature in our old software that allowed you to block threads/post from showing in the new posts for forums you had no interest in.

We we finally found a work around and it is now in place.

To Exclude any forum you first need to know the forum #
Click on the Forum Tab in the Nav Bar and move your mouse over (don't click)
the forum you want to exclude. On the bottom of your screen you should see the same as this pic

http://www.thebenchtrading.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1685&d=1393259044

In this case the forum # is 13.

Write all the forum #'s down that you want to exclude.

NEXT

Click on the Setting link located at the top of the site
On the left menu
Edit Profile

Scroll down and a new field called Exclude Forums should be visible.

In the box enter the forum numbers separated by a comma.

REFRESH your screen and check out the new posts!

Beachbum
02-24-2014, 11:33 AM
I'm all over this, thanks Peter!

cjay101
02-24-2014, 11:50 AM
No more TTM! Thanks!

Rhubarb_Runner
02-24-2014, 12:14 PM
You da man!

Jeffo65
02-24-2014, 12:50 PM
Excellent!!

rl16
02-24-2014, 01:41 PM
Another great addition, thanks

anglinomics
02-24-2014, 02:24 PM
Great news. Thanks for finding a way.

This is better than the old excluded forums. You can still access excluded forums by going to the Forum tab if you want to.

just-for-cards
02-24-2014, 03:14 PM
I'm lovin it!

Loyalty32
02-24-2014, 06:05 PM
What a bunch of forumists! :D

Thanks
Craig

David K.
02-24-2014, 10:43 PM
Interesting stuff. Best regards, David

ChiSoxFan
02-28-2014, 09:53 PM
Awesome.

Thanks,
ChiSoxFan

anglinomics
05-23-2014, 05:08 PM
I'm trying to add to the forums that I have excluded. Is the entry field limited in length? I am only able to add 1 character and it won't let me add anything else.

cmcjr99
05-23-2014, 08:43 PM
quick question : many forums are grouped in small "clusters".....for example , the "autographs" forum has a number of 69 while the 4 sub-forums within it are numbers 32 , 67 , 68 , and 153......the bench sim league forum is number 145 and contains 3 sub-forums numbered 147 , 148 , and 172.....

would excluding the one MAIN forum number then exclude ALL the sub-forums or do we need to exclude each sub-forum individually ? (this may come into play depending upon your answer to anglinomics question above mine)

t.rooster
05-23-2014, 09:22 PM
handy.....

anglinomics
05-24-2014, 09:24 PM
quick question : many forums are grouped in small "clusters".....for example , the "autographs" forum has a number of 69 while the 4 sub-forums within it are numbers 32 , 67 , 68 , and 153......the bench sim league forum is number 145 and contains 3 sub-forums numbered 147 , 148 , and 172.....

would excluding the one MAIN forum number then exclude ALL the sub-forums or do we need to exclude each sub-forum individually ? (this may come into play depending upon your answer to anglinomics question above mine)

Using Autographs as an example, entering the main forum number 69 doesn't do anything except use up limited space in the field. You have to enter 32, 67, 68, and 153 to exclude all autograph forums.

cmcjr99
05-25-2014, 12:12 AM
oddly enough , i found out something slightly different....at first i entered just two forum numbers : 69 for autographs and 145 for bench sim league....it DID block SOME threads in the sub-forums of those two categories , but it didn't catch ALL of them....not sure why it "selectively" or "randomly" excluded some but let others through , but i HAVE now put in all the sub-forum numbers for both of those categories and at least so far they are now properly excluded....if your issue (limited field for input of forum numbers) is intentional or the field can't be expanded , it sure would be nice if they could find a way to get the one major forum number to work as a way to block numerous sub-forums in one fell swoop without having to add each sub-forum number




Using Autographs as an example, entering the main forum number 69 doesn't do anything except use up limited space in the field. You have to enter 32, 67, 68, and 153 to exclude all autograph forums.