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Old 09-09-2004, 09:46 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: 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:
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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:
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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!
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:52 AM
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:54 AM
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:58 AM
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I don't even want to know how many forums are in your exclude list.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:59 AM
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Goombye poli sci
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Old 09-09-2004, 10:01 AM
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Goombye poli sci
Yep.


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Old 09-09-2004, 10:08 AM
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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.
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Old 09-09-2004, 03:04 PM
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Goombye poli sci
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Old 09-09-2004, 04:52 PM
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the people who are so excited about blocking political science sure have posted there a lot.......

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

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Old 09-09-2004, 07:02 PM
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Great post alee, thanks!

One small correction: the forum number for the Test Board appears to be 31 NOT 41.
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Old 09-11-2004, 09:30 AM
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Old 10-01-2004, 09:19 PM
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Looks like X series reorganized a bit... some new forum IDs that can be used for exclude=

X5 Forum: 22
X3 Forum: 65
X5 Lounge: 66
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Old 10-01-2004, 11:13 PM
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Looks like X series reorganized a bit... some new forum IDs that can be used for exclude=

X5 Forum: 22
X3 Forum: 65
X5 Lounge: 66

Not a big fan of the X series, huh alee? The second they reorg they get put back on your blacklist?
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That's really cool. It would be cool to place this with other "help" stuff in a spot for noobs.
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I am not sure this thread would be complete with an "alee sucks" post. So there you go.
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I am not sure this thread would be complete with an "alee sucks" post. So there you go.
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Time to unclutter OT. This sticky had its moment in time. Does anyone know how useful this thread is?
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Does anyone really use this anymore?

If not, I think it's time to un-sticky it.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:30 AM
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Does anyone really use this anymore?

If not, I think it's time to un-sticky it.
It's useful information, leave it be. Or maybe sticky it in site suggestions.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:42 AM
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It's useful information, leave it be. Or maybe sticky it in site suggestions.
I have no problem with it being here. I was just if others were bothered. OT does get the most traffic, so I'd think it's the best place to leave it.
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Updated list. If there is any I'm missing, please PM me.

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