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alee 09-09-2004 08:46 AM

Tip: Make the "New Posts" check only the forums you want! (Updated)
 
Tired of the "New Posts" link showing you a bunch of posts in forums you're not interested in seeing? Or maybe you stopped using "New Posts" because it always brought up too many posts?

Well, I have a solution for you!

Each forum has a forum number. To see which forum number is which, go to: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums and look at the link for the forums and you'll see each forum ends with a number. For instance, General BMW ends with ?f=2 so the forum number is 2.

For each forum you want to exclude from the "New Posts", note down the forum number that you want to EXCLUDE.

Now, create a new bookmark in your browser that follows the following syntax:

Code:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/search.php?do=getnew&exclude=
After the exclude= you want to put each forum number that you want to exclude, separated by commas.

Example 1:
If you want "New Posts" to view everything but Off Topic, bookmark the following:
Code:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/search.php?do=getnew&exclude=3
Example 2:
If you want "New Posts" to view everything except Poly Sci and the Test Board, your bookmark would be:
Code:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/search.php?do=getnew&exclude=31,35
Now, simply use the bookmark you created, and you'll be able to view new posts at any time with only the forums that interest you, and none of the extra noise!

alee 09-09-2004 08:52 AM

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Kaz 09-09-2004 08:54 AM

:bow: :bow: :clap: :clap: :sabrina: :sabrina:

alee 09-09-2004 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaz
:bow: :bow: :clap: :clap: :sabrina: :sabrina:

I don't even want to know how many forums are in your exclude list. :eek: :D

Cliff 09-09-2004 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaz
:bow: :bow: :clap: :clap: :sabrina: :sabrina:

:stupid: Goombye poli sci :thumbup:

Patrick 09-09-2004 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cliff3
:stupid: Goombye poli sci :thumbup:

Yep.


.

johnlew 09-09-2004 09:07 AM

Beauuuuuuuuuuutifullllllllllllllllll. Thanks!

Kaz 09-09-2004 09:08 AM

I'm thinking 50, 25, 35, and 41 to start.

But since I usually use the New Posts button, the next step is to make that button customizable to add these.

alee 09-09-2004 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaz
But since I usually use the New Posts button, the next step is to make that button customizable to add these.

The correct implementation for that would require some changes to the vBulletin code. I personally would like to see "New Posts" show only forums you subscribe to. It is technically feasible, but the admins would need to be willing to hack the code a bit -- might make long term maintenance of the site a bit more of a challenge.

Baby steps... :D

LarryN 09-09-2004 09:44 AM

Best post of the year!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :D

dadtorbn 09-09-2004 09:55 AM

That's really cool. It would be cool to place this with other "help" stuff in a spot for noobs.

rumratt 09-09-2004 10:14 AM

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http://bimmerfest.com/forums/attachm...id=36598&stc=1

operknockity 09-09-2004 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alee
The correct implementation for that would require some changes to the vBulletin code. I personally would like to see "New Posts" show only forums you subscribe to. It is technically feasible, but the admins would need to be willing to hack the code a bit -- might make long term maintenance of the site a bit more of a challenge.

Baby steps... :D

They could turn it back over to the vBulletin folks for inclusion in the next official release :thumbup:

Spiderm0n 09-09-2004 12:56 PM

alee, can you handle coding requests?

alee 09-09-2004 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by operknockity
They could turn it back over to the vBulletin folks for inclusion in the next official release :thumbup:

There was a hack that made it work like that for vB2, but it was never ported for vB3... I guess it isn't that much in demand.

It seems like that would be the most logical implementation of "New Posts" though. :dunno: Probably less than a dozen lines of code in search.php would fix it.

rumratt 09-09-2004 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alee
I personally would like to see "New Posts" show only forums you subscribe to.

Exactly. What the heck to subscribing to a forum do anyway? :confused: I never figured this out.

alee 09-09-2004 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spiderm0n
alee, can you handle coding requests?

Define "handle". :D I can do a lot of things code-wise, but it would be up to the admins whether they want stuff like that installed on the server. Not that I've seen much of the vBulletin code up close... just seen snips here and there, but it seems pretty straight forward to modify.

alee 09-09-2004 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rumratt
Exactly. What the heck to subscribing to a forum do anyway? :confused: I never figured this out.

If you go to Search -> Advanced Search, you can do complex queries against your subscribed forums. Exciting, I know. :rolleyes:

vexed 09-09-2004 01:14 PM

This made my day:) Exclude 35--:thumbup:

JPinTO 09-09-2004 01:23 PM

Thank goodness. Board 35 should be sent back to roadfly's lounge.

Kaz 09-09-2004 01:30 PM

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OK, I found a good way around the lack of a button. This only works in Moz/Firefox/NS7(?).

Set up your exclude criteria URL.

for example, Go into Manage Bookmarks, and create a new bookmark in the Personal Toolbar Folder (create one if you don't already have one) and drop it in there with a name.

Show Personal Toolbar on if it isn't already. Then you will have a button with your custom exclude, and it'll always be at the top, so you do't have to scroll back to the top-of-page to get to it.

Spiderm0n 09-09-2004 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alee
Define "handle". :D I can do a lot of things code-wise, but it would be up to the admins whether they want stuff like that installed on the server. Not that I've seen much of the vBulletin code up close... just seen snips here and there, but it seems pretty straight forward to modify.


Just kidding. I was talking about making my custom line..... :)

PhilH 09-09-2004 02:04 PM

:yikes: :thumbup:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cliff3
:stupid: Goombye poli sci :thumbup:

:stupid:

Spiderm0n 09-09-2004 03:52 PM

the people who are so excited about blocking political science sure have posted there a lot....... :rofl:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sea...earchid=757451
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sea...earchid=757453
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sea...earchid=757458
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sea...earchid=757462
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sea...earchid=757464

postoak 09-09-2004 06:02 PM

Great post alee, thanks! :thumbup:

One small correction: the forum number for the Test Board appears to be 31 NOT 41.


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