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Best Answer Steve , 24 April 2013 - 03:20 PM

Unless I've missed it, it looks like we lost the ability to hide forums from the "new post" search.  The minus sign just collapses the section on the forum screen (what the OP was asking for, I think), but I'm sure I'm not alone in going straight to a "new posts" bookmark and never seeing that forum list.  The old software gave me a multi-selectable list that let me completely get rid of the Dish forums.

 

Try going to "View New Content" and click on the "Filter By Forum" link on the bottom left. You can highlight the forums you want to view, and they're remembered, as far as I can tell.

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#1 OFFLINE   dd5087

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:09 PM

I want to hide those sections dealing with Dish when I go to Forums.  I read in the help section on how to hide sections of the forums by clicking on the "-" .  But darn if I can find where that is. It says the board index, so where is that?  I guess I am just old and slow.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

I want to hide those sections dealing with Dish when I go to Forums.  I read in the help section on how to hide sections of the forums by clicking on the "-" .  But darn if I can find where that is. It says the board index, so where is that?  I guess I am just old and slow.

 

Hi...

 

When you put you cursor over the category area you will see a minus sign light up on the right side.  Click that.

 

Make sure you are allowing cookies for the site so it will stay for you.

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:17 PM

Unless I've missed it, it looks like we lost the ability to hide forums from the "new post" search.  The minus sign just collapses the section on the forum screen (what the OP was asking for, I think), but I'm sure I'm not alone in going straight to a "new posts" bookmark and never seeing that forum list.  The old software gave me a multi-selectable list that let me completely get rid of the Dish forums.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:20 PM   Best Answer

Unless I've missed it, it looks like we lost the ability to hide forums from the "new post" search.  The minus sign just collapses the section on the forum screen (what the OP was asking for, I think), but I'm sure I'm not alone in going straight to a "new posts" bookmark and never seeing that forum list.  The old software gave me a multi-selectable list that let me completely get rid of the Dish forums.

 

Try going to "View New Content" and click on the "Filter By Forum" link on the bottom left. You can highlight the forums you want to view, and they're remembered, as far as I can tell.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

Try going to "View New Content" and click on the "Filter By Forum" link on the bottom left. You can highlight the forums you want to view, and they're remembered, as far as I can tell.

 

Perfect.  Thanks!



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:34 PM

Nice Job Steve.  Thanks for the help.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:11 PM

I didn't know how to do that either, so thanks from me as well!


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:35 PM

Remember to click LIKE.  :)


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 08:05 AM

I wish the preferences were still attached to the user name instead of the computer from which we log in.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

I wish the preferences were still attached to the user name instead of the computer from which we log in.

Mine are. I can log in via my PC, iPhone or iPad and only see the forums I've selected.  My mobile devices have a different opening screen, but when I select New Content, my preferences are displayed properly.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

The answer doesn't last.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

Me too. Can switch between PC, iPhone, and iPad all day long with thread unread status and filter options working perfectly. I did need to hard code the URLs to get everything to stick properly when switching between followed and new.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:54 AM

there is a hook that helps with this too.

(SOS33) Remove Forums from Board Index which is in the IP Market


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:12 AM

The answer doesn't last.

 

Not only does it last here, but I only had to filter forums once for all devices. I updated the filter on my PC, and none of those forums show up in "New Content" view results for my iPhone, iPad or laptop.

 

Are you using "Forums" view? If so, the filter doesn't work there, AFAIK.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:52 AM

there is a hook that helps with this too.

(SOS33) Remove Forums from Board Index which is in the IP Market

 

For ver 3.3 of the software.  But is it really needed?


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

its a preference thing really, I use it on 3.4.4 w/ no (that I could find)  issues. its about the closest thing I could find to the vb 3 series mod you had that allowed users to hide forums.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:20 AM

But does not the - on the forum areas not do that?  Or are you taking forum by forum here and not just the categories? 


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:25 AM

those collapse but leave the category bar visible.

this mod allows hiding the whole category or just individual forums in the category from the board index.

I will test to see if works on mobile, I think it would as its database driven off user id.

 

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

I tested on android with dolphin browser and it holds my settings I made from pc.

tested with mobile skin and with full skin on the droid x


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:18 PM

I'm having a heck of a time getting the - to work.  I've tried it on 2 different PC's and if I - all the categories I don't want to see, close the browser and re-open it, it seems to work.  However, as soon as I go read a forum and hit the back key on my browser, they are all expanded again.  I tried deleting the dbstalk.com cookies and it didn't make a difference.  it seems like the back key on my mouse or browser breaks the - functionality.  

 

Hiding individual forums is the only feature I really miss from the previous version.  While the - works in theory, it hides everything in that category and is more of a sledgehammer approach.   There are some categories where I want to see one or two of the sub forums and hide all the rest.  The - doesn't work well for that scenario.

 

 

So far I've tested this with Chrome Version 26.0.1410.64 m and IE 8.


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