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Old 09-09-2004, 08:46 AM
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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: 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:

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:
Example 2:
If you want "New Posts" to view everything except Poly Sci and the Test Board, your bookmark would be:
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!
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
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Last edited by alee; 09-09-2004 at 07:08 PM.