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Hello ! :)

On my board, I have categories which are different (one for teachers, one for students, one for chatting, and others).

I wondered if it were a good idea, and if it's possible to give members the possibility to configure the "View new posts" tool so that they can choose in which forum the search is made.
Most teachers are not interested in chatting for instance and they would like to not see new messages in the chat forums (especially when they come back from holidays and see there are 30 pages of new messages).

What do you think of this ?

Thank you ! :)

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I like your idea, but I'm not so sure how they would do the implementation of this, maybe an extra image to flag on a forum to ignore the forum in question.

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  • 1 month later...

It sounds a great idea.



What we'd love to do is implement it at a forum level - we currently have RSS news feeds that are for information only but people don't want to see in the "View New Posts" section. If I've missed something and this is possible already, please let me know.



Cheers.


This functionality is already there, just a bit hard to find:

ACP > TOOLS & SETTINGS > Search Set-Up > View New Posts: Block Forums

HTH,
Rick
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Not a month goes by without one of my users asking for this very feature. Many people only care about specific forums, or there are a few forums they really don't want to see anything about (such as some of the off-topic forums on my site). The hardest part of this would be designing and adding a user interface for this in the user control panel. Modifying the "View New Posts" query should not be very difficult.

..Al

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This is a must for any forum ,because i just can't read like 70 pages of new posts when only half of them interest me. And when tired from work, people just give up reading the whole thing and visit the few topics they posted in , then move on to other sites/forums .That's not ok , for the user not getting new info , for the forum not having him online .
So i really consider this good for both sides..Around when will be the new version of IPB ?

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If the "Block Forums" feature is hard to implement i was thinking of another option which seems easier.
When you click new posts they appear sorted by date . The idea is for the user to manually sort by forum so that the posts get grouped . This way you can easily browse through the forums you are interested in and which not .

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That is a great mod but the interface still can be improved for easier management of blocked forums .


Who is the author ? I would like to send him a pm .


Anyway, excellent work , this little patch totally changes one's approach with forums .


I'm going to try installing this and see how it works out. My users have wanted this feature for a long time. Would be nice to see it as a standard feature in IP.Board 3.0. :)

..Al
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I just tried to add this mod to my board and unfortunately if I block one or more forums and then try to use "View New Posts", I get an IPS Driver Error. I doubled checked the modifications I made to make sure I did them as described. The User Panel element works fine--it remembers which forums I select to block, and if I click "Unblock all forums" that works as well.

If I have no forums blocked, the "View New Posts" query works fine. But as soon as I block one or more forums, I receive the error.

I am running IP.Board 2.3.4, MySQL 4.1.22, and PHP 5.2.4.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

..Al

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