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Thread: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

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    Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    This is just an idea that may or may not be implementable, and not directed personally at any person or group of people. I apologize for any misunderstanding that might ensue.

    The Three Days Posts/New Posts function is great, but sometimes we are flooded with 30 or so threads from the Games forum, or the "What are you hearing/seeing/touching now" sort, or old polls that pop up from obscurity. I enjoy those threads, and post there occasionally. But sometimes it's a bit overwhelming if you're looking for other discussions and find only those threads on the first page.

    If there is any way to separate those threads from the "normal" discussion threads in the search function, that would be great.

    Would you agree that those threads be shown separately, or at least there's an option to hide them in the search results?





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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    Personally, I would love an option to filter out games threads when searching for new posts. I have the same problem, but like yourself, I don't want to offend the game players ... that's just not my type of thread, you know?

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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    Tough to say. For some, the games forum is where they normally post. This is likely to be true of the politics forum as well. I think it's a bit difficult to define "normal" here.
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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    I have noticed that sometimes a member may go through all the games threads in one sitting and that throws up a lot of results in the 3 day or new searches, but it's very easy just to scroll down past all those entries and only look at the ones you're interested in.

    What does anybody else think?
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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanmaid View Post
    I think it's a bit difficult to define "normal" here.
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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    Surely the gamers know the games in which they participate. I'm sure it's easy for them to go right to the threads directly.
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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    I've played a lot of the games and it's true that they do flood the forum a lot of the time knocking the other threads back. I find it happens to the birthday threads I make for people, and I'm afraid they'll get lost. But then again the birthdays have their own forum so they can be found easily.

    I normally just go through and search. That's about all you can do.

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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    I don't know - if we filter the games threads, then someone else will want politics filtered, and so on . . .

    It would be nice if you could set a filter when you enter Three Days Posts to just filter for a particular forum - that way, if you like games, you could filter for games and play those first, if you like politics, you could filter for politics, etc. I don't know if that's possible or not.

    Otherwise, I'd say just leave things as is.
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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    Leave the games alone and lose the politics.

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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    You can always use the Advanced Search to search for posts in a specific area.
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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by InverYes View Post
    I have noticed that sometimes a member may go through all the games threads in one sitting and that throws up a lot of results in the 3 day or new searches, but it's very easy just to scroll down past all those entries and only look at the ones you're interested in.
    Ditto. I used to go through the forums one by one by using the drop-down menu, but since I discovered the "New Posts" option, I can get through a lot faster. Even though I could care less about posting in the Political or Genesis Polls threads, it takes no time at all to scroll by them. When you consider the way I used to do things, the New Posts option is fine with me as-is.

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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by InverYes View Post
    You can always use the Advanced Search to search for posts in a specific area.
    Right, or sometimes I'll remember something a certain Yesfan said, but forget where it was, so I just do a search with their name to find it. There's a lot of ways to maneuver when you need to.
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    Leave the games alone and lose the politics.
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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    Everyone likes various threads and topics thus it would be a nightmare for me to make everyone happy. Lucky for me there is no way to do what is asked here. Sorry!
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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    It's easy for me to skip the game threads on the Three Day Posts list.

    I hate that we only have three days! Lately, life is running so fast, it takes me four days to get back here. Well, that doesn't matter much anymore either. I haven't been able to read all the threads for years now.

    I want a five day post list.

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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    It must be so difficult to scroll through 5 pages of thread titles. My, what busy lives you lead.

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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanmaid View Post
    Tough to say. For some, the games forum is where they normally post. This is likely to be true of the politics forum as well. I think it's a bit difficult to define "normal" here.
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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanmaid View Post
    I think it's a bit difficult to define "normal" here.
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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    Games are a part of life.


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    Re: Three Days Posts/New Posts Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes2Yes View Post
    Games are a part of life.
    I agree there, Mike! In my college life I don't get to have any games, but I can come here and become part of the "State of Play" anytime I want! (I heard that song today, couldn't resist. )

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