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Old 07-04-2010
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Could the top-level 'new posts' list be changed so that if we want to search/browse the local forums we can, but we don't get notified of new threads on what are local issues?

I can appreciate that if this is the only online forum that Wales has, then it's an appropriate place for their online discussion, but does the rest of the country need this sort of topic force-fed to them?
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Hi Mario,

This could be done, excluding certain forums from search but unfortunately it would impact the Welsh members as well and exclude them from their own posts. When you do click for the new posts it does say on the right which forum it is in so you can avoid reading threads you aren't interested in, any thoughts Simon?

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A couple of ways it might be done...

- Include all or no regional forums in 'new posts' searches.
- Include only the regional group forum of the user as selected in the profile.

The latter might be best, as I'd like to be notified of Wessex forum entries, and the Wales lot could then be notified only of theirs.

Either or both, just set as default, or have them switchable from the user profile.

I'm sure there are those who want to see everything, and those who are not really interested in local debates and minutae from the further ends of the country.
To have the ability to include/exclude regional forums for the user would be really good.
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Are we really incapable of noticing what forum it's in and NOT reading it if we aren't interested?
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No we're not, but when you see '3 new posts', you have to first click on it to find out if they're really posts you wanted listed in the first place. If the computer can do the filtering for me, I'd rather it did.
And then, if we don't click on them and there's '19 new posts', how do we remember that there were 18 or 19 from yesterday that we're not interested in?
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Dear Mario,
I now don't use the "new posts" link under User CP. I instead use the "Today's Posts" link in the block higher on right of page. The display from that then shows which forums the posts are in and so then I only look in ones I know I am interested in...
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Doesn't really matter now. The circling censorship vultures have swooped.
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Or we could go back to the system on the old forum, where the local forums are only available to the members of those groups.

Personally, I don't care either way.

On a similar but different issue - am I right in thinking the 'our vehicles' section is wide open? Probably not a good thing as people, not surprisingly, keep posting pictures of the vehcles for all to see.
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On a similar but different issue - am I right in thinking the 'our vehicles' section is wide open? Probably not a good thing as people, not surprisingly, keep posting pictures of the vehcles for all to see.
Why exactly would this be a problem?
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Because some people are paranoid about their vehicle identity being stolen - if you are that bothered then blank out your number plate when posting pictures - simples.
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