Recent Posts and "Update Alerts"

Discussion in 'Forum Related Discussions' started by Rasheed187, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to not display or to hide "Update Alerts" in the Recent Posts section? I have no interest in them, and it's a bit annoying when interesting topics get pushed back.
     
  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

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    I've made the change. Update Alerts threads no longer appear in either New or Recent Posts listings.
     
  3. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    What´s the difference between "Recent Posts" and "Recent Activity"?
     
  4. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it. :thumb:
     
  5. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    "Recent Activity" is the "global Activity Stream" (news feed).
    If you go to the setting "Your Account - Privacy" and select "Receive your news feed: Members Only", only members can see your posts/created threads/attached pictures in "Recent Activity".
    If i visit Wilders as a not logged in user i am able to see your post, so it seems you have selected "Receive your news feed: All visitors" :)
    If you only want to see the Activity stream of members you are following, go to: "Your Account - Your News Feed"

    If four successive posts were made in the same thread, "Recent Activity" is showing all four posts, "Recent Posts" is only showing the latest one.
    And:
    "Recent Activity" is showing the content of the post (or a part of). "Recent Posts" is showing that someone have made a post in a thread, but not the content of the post (to be exact, Recent Posts is showing you the content but only the very first posting of the thread - and only if you hover over the title with the mouse)

    In short:
    "Recent Posts" is showing in which thread a new post has been made (logged in and not logged in users see the same)
    "Recent Activity" is showing more detailled information and is showing each post/created threads/attached pictures/information like: a member has changed the avatar, etc. but only if the user has allowed it (=logged in and not logged in users might see different information)
     
  6. hayc59

    hayc59 Updates Team

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    mood, great post.. awesome info thank you
     
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