Spam - An Admin Poll

Should we exclude the "Games" forum from the new/latest posts function?

  • Yes

    Votes: 12 37.5%
  • Yes, but exclude the Hunger Games subforum

    Votes: 15 46.9%
  • No

    Votes: 5 15.6%

  • Total voters
    32
  • Poll closed .

Sopo

simp for hem
Forum Administrator
Deputy Minister
Honoured Citizen
Citizen
All,

At various times, folks have asked if it's possible to remove certain parts of the forum from the "latest posts" sidebar, "what's new," or "new posts." We do have this ability, by forum. While I don't want to make a habit of changing what does or does not appear, I think there is merit to the idea that the "Games" forum (i.e. spam, village idiot, hunger games, and holy court of hem) should be excluded from these functions as they can obscure relatively more important threads. However, this means these threads will not appear for anyone, and some people may appreciate knowing when a spam thread has been bumped.

Let us know your opinion in this poll. Results are not binding!
 

Mr. Verteger

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Most of my notifications are from spam threads and I dislike having to go in and manually stop following them, so I'm with Aex please block out the spam forum notifications por favor!
 

Sopo

simp for hem
Forum Administrator
Deputy Minister
Honoured Citizen
Citizen
Most of my notifications are from spam threads and I dislike having to go in and manually stop following them, so I'm with Aex please block out the spam forum notifications por favor!
Well, you'll probably still get notifications if you've posted in them.
 

Prim

WA Delegate
Associate Justice
Citizen
Most of my notifications are from spam threads and I dislike having to go in and manually stop following them, so I'm with Aex please block out the spam forum notifications por favor!
Well, you'll probably still get notifications if you've posted in them.
Which is why it won't be a problem to turn off the whole games forum in "new threads" -- if people follow those threads directly, they will still get notifications and be able to play.
 

Bowzin

Attorney General
Persona Non Grata
I’d like both HG and Village Idiot to still show personally so I don’t miss the next sitting
 

HEM

,,,,,,,,
Forum Administrator
Honoured Citizen
i would like all registered members to get notifications // desktop alerts // emails when new posts are made in the holy court of hem.
 

Maowi

⛄ I'm walking in the air ... ❄
Cabinet
Citizen
As an avid spammer, please DO remove the forum from the latest posts. That way I still get notified when there's a new post AND I don't have to feel bad about clogging up the what's new list for people
 

Darcness

I wield the wrench
Forum Administrator
Honoured Citizen
Citizen
Best Tech Admin
We are missing the best option: Remove new/latest posts feature
 

Prim

WA Delegate
Associate Justice
Citizen
Indeed, I don't really use anything else except for "New Posts" to browse the forum unless I'm looking for a specific thread that doesn't have new posts (or looking for something in a ministry subforum -- which should be moved higher, btw)
 

Sopo

simp for hem
Forum Administrator
Deputy Minister
Honoured Citizen
Citizen
Given the pretty overwhelming response in favor, I have removed the main "Games" forum and the Holy Court of HEM subforum from new posts. I've left the Hunger Games and Office of the Village Idiot for now.
 

Lethen

This avatar is the corner of a forum banner
Forum Administrator
Supreme Chancellor
Citizen
I have never once used "new posts" to browse the forums; I traverse the main page/index top to bottom. @Darcness isn't alone!
 

Monkey

innovation that excites
Senator
Cabinet
Citizen
on this topic, is there any way we can prevent posts from games to come up when we do a search? sometimes i search my name to see what kind of crazy stuff comes up and its just full of spam point posts
 

Lethen

This avatar is the corner of a forum banner
Forum Administrator
Supreme Chancellor
Citizen
Sounds like a personal problem
 
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